Skip to comments.DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring
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 Rosens 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 administrations 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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this is vintage o’bumming out
This has already caused a number of sources to dry up (as per Hannity). Mission accomplished for the Obama administration.
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.
The “law of the day” is whatever the judges allow the fascist regime to get away with.
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.
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 ?
isnt fr parallel media or are we crosswise
What is the judges name that agreed to this? How many other subpoenas has he granted to this administration?
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
“You have been found guilty. Your trial begins tomorrow.”
If that's how he describes it, I'll just take a wild-ass guess that his degree wasn't in English.
I suspect that the DOJ is now reading the judge’s e-mail.
Excellent inference, thank you.
Justice Department Investigated NY Times Reporter Over Stuxnet Story
Saturday, May 25, 2013 09:41 PM
By: Todd Beamon
The Department of Justice investigated alleged national security leaks to a reporter for The New York Times over his story last year about the Stuxnet virus that was used to attack Irans infrastructure.
But, unlike the investigations involving Fox News journalist James Rosen and the Associated Press, DOJ examined email and telephone records of government officials who communicated with the Times reporter David Sanger, the publication reported on Saturday.
FBI agents asked the White House, the Defense Department and intelligence agencies for phone and email logs showing exchanges with a New York Times reporter writing about computer attacks on Iran, the newspaper said. Agents grilled officials about their contacts with him.
Meanwhile, Fox News apparently knew nearly three years ago that the Justice Department had sought the telephone records of Rosen in a leak investigation, CNN reported on Saturday.
A law enforcement source told CNN that Justice notified a media organization almost three years ago of a subpoena for detailed telephone records, and another told the news agency that the organization was Fox.
That doesn’t sound legal at all.
Certainly not constitutional.
This government acts like a third world fascist dictatorship from top to bottom.
Rosens emails were seized, with a judges approval, as part of the prosecution of Kim. In addition to a delay unsealing the documents for warrants, there was also a delay unsealing chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington Royce Lamberths 2010 order that the government wasnt required to notify Rosen that his emails had been the subject of a warrant. Although that order was posted on the courts website, it was not available on the public docket until now.
Lamberth apologized for these delays Wednesday this week saying a series of administrative errors by the courts staff caused them.
The documents reveal that two judges had said the Justice Department was required to notify Rosen of the warrants, the New Yorker reported. But U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr., requested in 2010 that the court exercise its power to keep sealed the warrants and related documents in this case as there exists an extraordinary situation and compelling government interest, which justify such a sealing.
Machen also requested the court order Google not to notify Rosen of the warrant either.
Lambert overturned the two judges who declared the Rosen was to be notified of the warrants, granting Machens request that the documents remain sealed.
Gee, yah think? Of course, they are.
-——Are they reading our freepmail ?-——
Not only is our government looking at our freepmail....and postings.... But you can bet dollars to donuts other governments like China, Russia are looking as well....
Probably. See my tag.
I’d like to see the D.C.Bar go after both Machen and Holder.
This goes directly to the Marxist.
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.[news from the future] In later years, a biography of Obama entitled "It Takes a Prison" was published to much fanfare, becoming the first billion-download seller.
Thanks for the ping.
When was freepmail added? The answer is; for about that long.
The Cardassian Empire was one of the main opponents during the series. There was an episode when Chief O'Brien was arrested by the Cardassians on some trumped up weapon smuggling charges. He is informed that he is guilty of the crime and his court case will begin the next day to conform with that verdict.
Apparently this is standard procedure for the Cardassian courts. They give the verdict; then hold the trial, which is skewed to come up with that result.
Cool story - thanks for sharing. ( Oh, and I’m a ‘Generations’ fan...)
Some Leno jokes to lighten your day:
A lot of critics are now comparing President Obama to President Nixon. The good news for Obama? At least hes no longer being compared to President Carter.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate hearings. For those of you too young to remember, back then the administration had an enemies list. They were spying on reporters, and they used the IRS to harass groups they didnt like. Thank God those days are gone forever.
A lot of critics are comparing President Obama to President Richard Nixon, which is unfair. Nixons unemployment rate was only 5 percent.