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Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes
Guardian UK ^

Posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by Perdogg

It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last week's controversy over the DOJ's pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the newsgathering process in general.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: ap; bhodoj; espionageact; fox; foxnews; govtabuse; jamesrosen; obamedia; rosen; tyranny
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Obama DoJ Broke into FNC Rossen's email.
1 posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Meanwhile the administration hasn’t been as concerned about the faggot in the Wikileaks document theft.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

Meanwhile the administration hasn’t been as concerned about the faggot in the Wikileaks document theft.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

It does not matter. The medial will still cover for him and insure democrat mind control takes its toll on America.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 6:57:43 AM PDT by soycd
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5 posted on 05/20/2013 7:02:53 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Perdogg

It’s only a “coincidence” that Rosen works for FOX. Uh huh! Just a “coincidence”. The NAZIS have begun their intimidation of FNC.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 7:04:26 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Perdogg
Kim did not obtain unauthorized access to classified information, nor steal documents, nor sell secrets, nor pass them to an enemy of the US. Instead, the DOJ alleges that he merely communicated this innocuous information to a journalist - something done every day in Washington

That's a very interesting turn from the first sentence to the second, from a hat-trick of straw men what looks to me like a lie.

Here's a little bit from the Post article allegedly being quoted:

"The story was published online the same day that a top-secret report was made available to a small circle within the intelligence community — including Kim, who at the time was a State Department arms expert with security clearance."

7 posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:31 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Perdogg

How convenient?


8 posted on 05/20/2013 7:07:46 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Perdogg

James Rosen has done some good reporting over the years. The fact they are going after him, considering where he works, is very suspicious. I hope Fox stands by him.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 7:09:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; nutmeg

This is terrifying.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 7:11:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg
"Obama DoJ Broke into FNC Rossen's email."

Anyone who thought a Obama Regime probe into newsgathering WOULDN'T find a link to Fox News, please stand on their heads.

These people are so predictable it's ridiculous.

11 posted on 05/20/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Perdogg

This requires an organized methodical response that should bring them all down.... too bad our side doesn’t respond like it should..


12 posted on 05/20/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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To: PghBaldy

Obama is going to use James Rosen issue to try to draw all attention away from Benghazi & the IRS. If what the Guardian is saying is true, this is a VERY bad precedent, charging Rosen with something which is not a crime, in order to silence him and others... I m interested to see how the GOP deals with this case in particular.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 7:16:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SE Mom

Brit Hume covering this now on FOX. He seems to be in shock.


14 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:08 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg

This is a smoke screen strategy - they want to change the subject...


15 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: PghBaldy

True. I hope they (Fox) don’t quite him up, like the reporter who interviewed 0 with tough questions, then got audited. That guys station owner, Belo, has shut him up, after he went public about the audit.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 7:18:03 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Perdogg

Wow.

Looks like the expats are right. Time to go.


17 posted on 05/20/2013 7:19:07 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Perdogg

You can be guaranteed that Obama and Holder will hang someone - anyone - in the AP snooping case. It’s essential to their story line, so they can say “See, we told you so.” Someone’s going down, same as Nakoula.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 7:19:09 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Perdogg
Nixon earns his wings! May the presstitutes be overjoyed!
19 posted on 05/20/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Perdogg; mickie; flaglady47
I really gave up wading through the article....ended up skimming it. I admire conciseness and this was too wordy.

Has Rosen been officially indicted or not...and, if so, when did this happen?

I'm surprised BO'R hasn't been on his soap box about it. I can't stand the Bloviator but he's had good rapport on his show with co-worker Rosen and will most certainly back him up.

Leni

20 posted on 05/20/2013 7:22:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Perdogg

Well, well! The leftist rag the Guardian up in arms about this scandal. Maybe Zero will drop the support of the MSM after all.


21 posted on 05/20/2013 7:24:12 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Perdogg

The whole DOJ snooping story is an intentional leak designed to intimidate.


22 posted on 05/20/2013 7:31:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg

This article in the Guardian is one of the most disturbing reports I’ve ever read, and I’ve been reading for over half a century.

What does it take for people to rise up? Even the rabid moonbat left should be freaking out postally right now.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:36 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When they came for the Fox News reporter I said nothing because I wasn’t a Fox News reporter...


24 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Perdogg

So under Obama it is illegal to ASK questions. The thought police are waiting in the wings.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:47 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rosen? Is that Jewish?


26 posted on 05/20/2013 7:34:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SE Mom
This is terrifying.

Absolutely. The Obama regime is basically saying that investigative journalism equals espionage.

27 posted on 05/20/2013 7:35:21 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Perdogg; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RE :”Now we know that the DOJ is doing exactly that: applying this theory to criminalize the acts of journalists who report on what the US government does in secret, even though there is no law that makes such reporting illegal and the First Amendment protects such conduct. Essentially accusing James Rosen of being an unindicted co-conspriator in these alleged crimes is a major escalation of the Obama DOJ’s already dangerous attacks on press freedom.
It is virtually impossible at this point to overstate the threat posed by the Obama DOJ to press freedoms. Back in 2006, Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales triggered a major controversy when he said that the New York Times could be prosecuted for having revealed the Top Secret information that the NSA was eavesdropping on the communications of Americans without warrants. That was at the same time that right-wing demagogues such Bill Bennett were calling for the prosecution of the NYT reporters who reported on the NSA program, as well as the Washington Post's Dana Priest for having exposed the CIA black site network.
But despite those public threats, the Bush DOJ never went so far as to formally accuse journalists in court filings of committing crimes for reporting on classified information. Now the Obama DOJ has. “

Seems like the MSM should be picking up the ball and running with this one.

To get the surveillance Justice dept said the reporter broke the law yet no charges brought against him, since he did nothing illegal to charge him with.

28 posted on 05/20/2013 7:35:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: GOPJ

GOPJ~:” This is a smoke screen strategy - they want to change the subject...”

Agreed ! It is a feint to ignore the core issues of Benghazi
That a Coward-in-Chief chose to ignore requests for help
That he chose to abandon his men and his sworn duty

But the issue begs a bigger question
Information obtained illegally is tainted, and will be thrown out of impartial court
The Fast and Furious, Benghazi ,the IRS issue, and others
indicate that this administration believes that they are ABOVE THE LAW
and able to coerce , intimidate , and bully any opposition
After all , it’s the ... “Chicago Way of Thuggery”


29 posted on 05/20/2013 7:35:50 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: MinuteGal
I really gave up wading through the article.

It's worth a second effort. The most disturbing parts are near the end.

30 posted on 05/20/2013 7:37:19 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: SE Mom

Rosen has known about this for a bit.

He mentioned it on air several months ago. Talking about leak investigations and things that he couldn’t quite talk about just yet.


31 posted on 05/20/2013 7:38:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg
It's entirely within the realm of possibility that Sally Sweelies

Will go full abused wife and decide she really really likes S&M, bondage and very, very, very rough sex from her government masters.

32 posted on 05/20/2013 7:41:02 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SE Mom

This is chilling. The FBI tracked Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Dept., traced the timing of his phone calls, and read two days’ worth of all his email and every email between him and Kim.

Every journalist should understand the implications of this. And every journolister should be quaking in their baby-seal leather jackboots.


33 posted on 05/20/2013 7:42:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: redgolum
Looks like the expats are right. Time to go.

Chickens really do fly, who knew.

Time to go galt, I say. Time to go clean the DC stables. Time for the tyrants to go.

We don't have to cut their throats; just cut their salaries -- to zero.

34 posted on 05/20/2013 7:43:43 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast

How do you do that?

The TEA party was cut down pretty quickly. The ones who made it to DC rapidly fell back in line.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Perdogg

Did they get a FISA warrant or not? There are processes of getting approvals to do these things ... Legally. If they did not then all involved should be fired and prosecuted.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 7:48:21 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Information obtained illegally is tainted, and will be thrown out of impartial court...

We live in a third world hellhole. Do you really believe there's an 'impartial court' in the DC area?

37 posted on 05/20/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: HomeAtLast

If america goes the world will go.


38 posted on 05/20/2013 7:50:19 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: sickoflibs

There’s a reason ‘laws’ have 5,000 pages to them... It’s so the thugs running the government can ‘get’ anyone they want... They’ll ‘get’ this journalist - make an example of him - and totally intimidate members of the press who might have stood up to them.

Bob Woodward recognized the Obama people as thugs... but even he admitted that what was done to him probably would have worked against a younger, less sure journalist. Intimidation’s an art - and democrats have perfected it...

In the long run, democrats be shown for what they are - and people will turn away from them with disgust... Because of our cultural traditions we’ll get rid of this crop of liberal thugs, but it’ll be closer than comfortable...


39 posted on 05/20/2013 7:58:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: redgolum
How do you do that?

I've been posting the answer to that question, repeatedly. But I don't blame you if you've better things to do than search my old posts.

You cut their salaries, clip their wings, and make them surrender, by not waiting for someone else to do it. Voting (the ballot box) doesn't help. Shooting them (the cartridge box) isn't legal. Talk (the soapbox) is rarely helpful unless you're a Beck or a Limbaugh with a vast audience.

What would work is for the taxpayer NOT to work. Go OUT of the box and divest yourself of the income that obliges you to pay income tax. Encourage others to do likewise.

If enough taxpayers did this, the government would cave to ANY demand. They can't keep the lights on without YOUR money.

As for the TEA Party, if as you say they were "cut down pretty quickly," and "fell back in line," then they were paper tigers at best. I have other designations for such people as you describe.

40 posted on 05/20/2013 8:01:27 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Perdogg

I encourage FReepers to read the whole article. This isn’t about just Fox News and James Rosen. It’s about the 1st amendment. What the Obama/Holder DOJ is doing goes far beyond anything that has ever been done before.

It makes me wonder at what point the lamestream media went from refusing to report on Obama because he was their Messiah to being afraid to do so. Will they stand with Fox News again as they did when the WH wanted to exclude Fox from those interviews?


41 posted on 05/20/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Perdogg
Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes

Okay. Let's see. The journalist should just invoke one of his 'Eric Holder' defenses .....

I didn't know anything about this.

I recused myself.

I had to do this since otherwise it would put the American people at risk.

42 posted on 05/20/2013 8:04:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: driftdiver
Good point. No, an excellent point. Leave America as it sinks, and you get the same fate as the rats that desert a sinking ship.

There's nowhere to go. Anywhere you wash up, you'll be worse off.

Stay in America, the last best and ONLY hope, and do something effective.

43 posted on 05/20/2013 8:09:30 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: PghBaldy

Agree that all of these scandals at the same time is something like a three ring circus. There is so much going on that the average citizen can’t follow them all. They just blur into some amorphous blob.


44 posted on 05/20/2013 8:10:09 AM PDT by kabar
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To: plain talk
Did they get a FISA warrant or not? There are processes...

Is that like a steenkin warrant?

45 posted on 05/20/2013 8:12:14 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Perdogg

Here’s the thing...
These tactics might be understandable if the government were actually trying to locate someone who was leaking national security information, you know, actual ‘spy stuff.’ Like, say, publishing classified details of an effort to find international terrorists. (I’m looking you, New York Times.) But what we have here is the government trying to figure out who is exposing its inner secrets.

In other words, this isn’t a case of a government trying to protect the country.
This is a government trying to protect itself.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 8:14:21 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: a fool in paradise

Well said - FAGGOTS are a protected class under this clown admin.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 8:16:06 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: MinuteGal; Perdogg

The author Glenn Greenwald is a jino succubus to islam who routinely justifies jihad against America and Israel.

http://karl-naylor.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-glenn-greenwald-rationalises.html


48 posted on 05/20/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Perdogg; All

Socialism 101- If you can’t silence the opposition, YOU JAIL THEM....
Welcome to the new paradigm.

After all, it IS what the TV told the sheeple to vote for.

Yet ANOTHER parallel to 1930’s Germany comes to life.


49 posted on 05/20/2013 8:27:59 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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