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DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring
NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon

Posted on 05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak.

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill.

“Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in a June 2010 motion. “Thus, this court's indication on the face of the warrant that delayed notice of 30 days to the customer and subscriber was permissible was unnecessary.”

Machen, through another request granted by the court, stopped Google from telling Rosen that Justice was spying on his e-mail account, the Hill reports.

The prosecutor had demanded to see all of Rosen’s emails — including deleted messages, emails in his trash folder and all attachments sent to and from him.

The original warrant in the Rosen case was signed personally by Attorney General Eric Holder, NBC News reported this week.

Meanwhile, Fox News President Roger Ailes on Thursday blasted Justice for targeting journalists as if they were criminals and said the government's seizure of reporters' emails and phone records would not stand "the test of law."

“The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time,” Ailes said. “We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.”

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1 posted on 05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

this is vintage o’bumming out


2 posted on 05/25/2013 5:12:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim Robinson

This has already caused a number of sources to dry up (as per Hannity). Mission accomplished for the Obama administration.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 5:15:30 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Jim Robinson

This was a standard brown shirt tactic. I never thought that lessons from my “Origins of World War Two” history class would have relevence in America today.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

The “law of the day” is whatever the judges allow the fascist regime to get away with.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 5:21:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Anyone ever see the interview where a journo POINT-BLANK asks Nixon:

“How did a BUM like you ever get to be PRESIDENT...?”

In view of his comparably lesser crimes WHY have we not yet seen this from our presstitutes NOW? They should be shouting at the tops of their lungs.

Roughly the same question:

Why do they call it the FIFTH ESTATE?

Cuz the media absolutely IS a pillar of the whole (now) rotten system, and they’re totally unelected.

We’ll get fair treatment when we have our OWN parallel media, I think.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

If they did this to AP and FOX, how many others individuals and networks are still being investigated and hidden?
Are they reading our freepmail ?


7 posted on 05/25/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: gaijin

isnt fr parallel media or are we crosswise


8 posted on 05/25/2013 5:25:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Jim Robinson

What is the judges name that agreed to this? How many other subpoenas has he granted to this administration?


9 posted on 05/25/2013 5:25:29 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Jim Robinson

Under the warrant the DOJ was able to seize phone records for FOX News’ Capitol Hill bureau. With this data they could trace the numbers to federal employees acting as confidential sources for FOX. This could open another can of worms if these government workers were retaliated against by the administration.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 5:31:24 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: gaijin

filth estate???


11 posted on 05/25/2013 5:33:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: kcvl

To put this in the right prospective....two city council ‘thugs’ have been prosecuted in DC. Mayor Gray has never been prosecuted, and it’s unlikely at this point that they care to touch him. They’ve taken down the ‘excess trees’ and given some opportunity for new players to move in and play DC politics.

Most people expect Mayor Gray to quietly move on and not run for another term. Maybe that’s the deal that the prosecutors are offering....just move on. Let the new guys walk in and take charge.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 6:35:51 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim

I am convinced they were trying to find out who Glenn Beck had on the inside of the White House, Rosen was the distraction. This was when Glenn was going after Van Jones. He used to say “we know because we have people in the White House.”

Just a theory .


15 posted on 05/25/2013 6:42:15 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: hoosiermama
....”If they did this to AP and FOX, how many others individuals and networks are still being investigated and hidden?...............Are they reading our freepmail ?”...

I do believe possible and in time probable all communications can and will be monitored. Why do you think everything about life now goes thru the computer....worldwide.

I am still holding on to getting my paycheck directly from my employer...Not Direct deposit. It's psychological as the one thing I can still control to some extent...I get to say when I get it and when I deposit it.

16 posted on 05/25/2013 6:49:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: kcvl

Machen looks like he would like to meet either Bubba the Boatswains Mate or my last First Sergeant and I would be happy to introduce him to either... (next time you see him that fuzz on his face WILL BE GONE)

It just appears that he has forgotten who he works for and a reminder might be a good thing for all parties involved.

JMHO

TT


17 posted on 05/25/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Jim Robinson

“You have been found guilty. Your trial begins tomorrow.”


18 posted on 05/25/2013 7:02:12 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: kcvl
After graduating Harvard.

If that's how he describes it, I'll just take a wild-ass guess that his degree wasn't in English.

19 posted on 05/25/2013 7:07:56 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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20 posted on 05/25/2013 7:09:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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