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 Americas 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 Rosens 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.
The subpoena for Rosen's gmail account is at The New Yorker.
What? They weren’t monitoring Chris Matthews?!
Now we know how the French felt waiting for the Allies to come.
Fortunately for Obama, that doesn't include Democrats.
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.
I wouldn’t mind spying on Megyn Kelly......