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From Mediaite:
Brit Hume: ‘Chilling’ Search Of Fox Reporter Shows DOJ Treats ‘Ordinary News Gathering As Crime’

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume had strong words to describe the news that his colleague James Rosen was subject to a federal leak investigation, telling America’s Newsroom that the story may indicate that the Obama Justice Department wants to treat ordinary news-gathering activities as a crime.

As we reported earlier this morning, Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent Rosen was investigated in 2009 after being suspected by Justice of receiving secret information from government sources on North Korea. As part of their investigation, Justice tracked his movements within the State Department, traced the timing of telephone calls with State Department sources, and obtained a warrant to search his personal emails.

Hume told Fox host Martha MacCallum that this procedure was “unusual” because, in this case, “the investigation spilled over into a search through Rosen’s personal emails.” In order to obtain those, the DOJ had to go to a judge to issue subpoenas for the emails by alleging that Rosen was “involved in a criminal conspiracy” of sorts.

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The subpoena for Rosen's gmail account is at The New Yorker.

1 posted on 05/20/2013 2:18:18 PM PDT by markomalley
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What? They weren’t monitoring Chris Matthews?!


2 posted on 05/20/2013 2:20:41 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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Now we know how the French felt waiting for the Allies to come.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 2:33:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Minimum wage should go down not up.)
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In a chilling move sure to rile defenders of civil liberties

Fortunately for Obama, that doesn't include Democrats.

5 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:58 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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6 posted on 05/20/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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holder press intimidation spying scandal impeach
7 posted on 05/20/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: markomalley
Pissing off Roger Ailes is not a good idea.

You could call this a conspiracy but a proper conspiracy require an intelligent leader and a plan two thing lacking in this sad little administration.

8 posted on 05/20/2013 2:44:15 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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I wouldn’t mind spying on Megyn Kelly......


10 posted on 05/20/2013 3:43:30 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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