Attorney General Eric Holder’s Role in Fox News Spying Case Revealed?

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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.

“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.”

Rosen, who has not been charged in the case, was nonetheless the  target of a  search warrant that enabled Justice Department investigators  to secretly seize  his private emails after an FBI agent said he had  “asked, solicited and  encouraged … (a source) to disclose sensitive  United States internal  documents and intelligence information.”

Obama’s  comments follow a firestorm of criticism that has erupted over   disclosures that in separate investigations of leaks of classified  information,  the Justice Department had obtained private emails that  Rosen exchanged with a  source and the phone records of Associated Press  reporters.

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2 thoughts on “Attorney General Eric Holder’s Role in Fox News Spying Case Revealed?

  1. Dictators, empty-headed Marxists speaking out of both sides of their mouths… They say whatever is required at the moment.

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