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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Holder OK'd Seizing of Fox News Reporter's Private E-mails


"But hey, Fox News is a terrorist organization that defies the will of the Obama. You should be ashamed at even thinking we can't take their e-mails at will."


Remember when Holder claimed he recused himself from the case when the Dept. of Justice grabbed a bunch of AP reporters' phone records? Holder claimed that he was too close to the AP to be objective. Well, apparently Holder isn't too close to Fox News reporters.

From NBC News:

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
 
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists. [Now then they've been called on it.] 
"I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable," Obama said. "Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs."  
[...]   
Holder previously said he recused himself from the AP subpoena because he had been questioned as a witness in the underlying investigation into a leak about a foiled bomb plot in Yemen. His role in personally approving the Rosen search warrant had not been previously reported.
Of course, Holder was also responsible for operation "Fast and Furious" which funneled thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and were linked in the deaths of hundreds of people. And he refused to investigate a clear case of voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. But Fox News is the real threat to Americans, I guess.

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