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Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records
Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mary Katherine Ham

Posted on 05/23/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Shot: President Obama’s speech today:

Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. That is why I have called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government over-reach. I have raised these issues with the Attorney General, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the Attorney General to report back to me by July 12th.

Chaser: 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.

“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.”

Will Sec. Holder be recusing himself from the review he’ll be doing of practices at DOJ relating to media?

In the fever swamps on the right, some wonder how high up this approval went....

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; bhodoj; dprk; ericholder; espionage; foxnews; holder; intimidation; jamesrosen; msm; northkorea; obama; perjury; shieldlaw; shieldlawscam

1 posted on 05/23/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so Obama said he;s disturbed , mmmmmmmm so will he fire the racist and clear out the racist anti white take away civil rights dept?


2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:09:48 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey he don’t know nothing! He said so. Like his boss!

There should be some Agency in government that will file lawsuits and bring the “insiders” to justice.

I really don’t think Congress or the Supremes have the cajones to do it.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 5:10:26 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas

I think Hillary or one of the ‘RAT goons already used the “autopen” excuse. I wonder if it will work twice for the commie ‘RATS.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 5:12:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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5 posted on 05/23/2013 5:14:42 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: manc

and He’ll replace Holder with Deval Patrick. Maybe.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:52 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

H0lder helped draft and obtain signoff on the ROE at Ruby Ridge and Waco.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The implication is that the fedguv inherently has the power to harass and intimidate the press, and only a new law can fix that.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:53 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: manc

Ignorant and disturbed is no way to go through life.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 5:18:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, this is the guy that is in charge, except when he is not? Why now does he all of a sudden need congress? His menions have written and implemented an under the counter version of the dream act, in violation of not only the constitution but congressional legislation. All of the agency heads work for him, all he has to do is issue another executive order.... I don’t get it...


10 posted on 05/23/2013 5:22:01 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And he signed it fast and furious-ly...


11 posted on 05/23/2013 5:23:24 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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12 posted on 05/23/2013 5:24:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do we get rid of this bastard? Can Congress cut off his salary or something?

Pulling him out will do little as long as his boss is running the show. Obama will just replace him with another anti-American, socialist Racist.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. That is why I have called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government over-reach.

The sheer audacity of this man! HIS government over-reaches then asked for a law to prevent HIS government over-reach.

It's like firing someone who's been on the job 8 days for something that happened under the previous administrator's watch.

And this press lets him get away with it.

14 posted on 05/23/2013 5:34:53 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Paladin2

thought you meant me at first EEK


15 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Yo-Yo
this press lets him get away with it.

Because the mainstream big corporate press wants the shield law, too, as it will give them a state-sanctioned edge over bloggers and startup media. Big government types like it because it will deny real whistleblowers unconventional outlets with which they can go around a hostile press... while a shield law will still protect politically motivated leftwing leakers because those are the only ones the press is interested in supporting.

16 posted on 05/23/2013 6:01:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait. This is the guy who recused himself?

LOL

Perjury?


17 posted on 05/24/2013 12:04:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

He ‘recused’ himself from the AP situation, this is a totally different case.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 1:38:20 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Oops....

I recuse myself from my previous accusation...


19 posted on 05/24/2013 2:06:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Heeeeee I love my fellow Freepers...


20 posted on 05/24/2013 2:20:41 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: andyk

If Holder and liberals are pushing for a law to ‘remedy’ this situation - one they created - then we better look very carefully at that law. It’s probably bad news.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 3:00:17 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: andyk

If Holder and liberals are pushing for a law to ‘remedy’ this situation - one they created - then we better look very carefully at that law. It’s probably bad news.

That said, many prayers for James Rosen and his loved ones.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 3:01:17 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: All

it’s the Limbaugh theorem in action. All Obama wants to do is to hamstring the next administration’s ability to punish leakers, which they have done with impunity.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 3:06:32 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Yo-Yo
The sheer audacity of this man! HIS government over-reaches then asked for a law to prevent HIS government over-reach.

Holder and liberals don't want this crisis wasted. The law Holder's talking about is one LIBERAL members of the press have wanted passed for some time. Holder's trying to make it look like it's in response to the witch hunting he and his team did to a conservative journalists from FOX. It's not.

24 posted on 05/24/2013 3:07:30 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: manc
Sorry.

I always laughed when Tiny Tom Daschle would proclaim that he was "deeply disturbed".

25 posted on 05/24/2013 4:18:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a lynching is needed


26 posted on 05/24/2013 4:19:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
and He’ll replace Holder with Deval Patrick. Maybe.

Deval Patrick is less competent than Holder. But, that won't be an improvement, because he's an Obama mini-me and will do whatever Valerie Jarrett suggests.

27 posted on 05/24/2013 5:15:31 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That’s the word on the street, though.. It would take a tornado to remove Holder because he’s probably got alotta dirt on 0bama. Not to mention he’s got a few more hours to put in at the SuperShredder500.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 8:42:22 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
It would take a tornado to remove Holder because he’s probably got alotta dirt on 0bama.

Yes, if he were removed against his will. But, he might just go along with a lateral move to another agency. Let's see, where could an Obama loyalist do a lot of damage--maybe the NSA? Or, he could go into private sector legal practice and monetize his connections.

29 posted on 05/24/2013 8:50:34 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Paladin2; manc

” I always laughed when Tiny Tom Daschle would proclaim that he was “deeply disturbed”. “

“deeply disturbed”.

The only honest thing he ever said.


30 posted on 05/24/2013 9:38:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There has been a question raised if Holder lied to the House in light of his signing the Rosenberg search warrant. I don’t think he did. He said he hadn’t been invovled in the “prosecution” of reporters and that wouldbe wrong. He wasn’t since Rosenberg hasn’t been prosecuted just investigated. I do wonder what the judge thinks about the warrant he approved on this very serious national security issue where theyaccording to Holder had no intention of prosecuting him. Also, since not all the phones were Rosens how did DOJ justify seizing those records per this search warrant? Did they lie to the judge, is there another warrant sordid they exceed the warrant. FOX and Rosenberg might want to inquire


31 posted on 05/24/2013 12:30:30 PM PDT by airedale
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 7:21:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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