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  • Eric Holder Regrets Not Using Better Language to Target Fox News' James Rosen

    10/30/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Eric Holder officially submitted his resignation to President Obama last month after six years at the Department of Justice. Although a replacement for Holder will not be nominated until after the 2014 midterm elections, the attorney general is opening up about his worst decision during his tenure.  I can't imagine it was easy for him to choose only one. Speaking yesterday at a forum held in Washington D.C., Holder said he should have taken a "closer look at the language" used in subpoena naming Fox News' James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator. Asked what decision he wishes he could do...
  • Holder says ‘subpoena’ to Fox News reporter is his one regret

    10/29/2014 3:39:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct. 29, 2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder says he has one regret: his department's court order for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails labeling him a criminal "co-conspirator." The outgoing attorney general, who recently announced his retirement, addressed the controversial episode during the "Washington Ideas Forum" on Wednesday. Asked what decision he wishes he could do over, Holder said: "I think about the subpoena to the Fox reporter, Rosen." Holder was referring to a 2010 search warrant application seeking Rosen's emails. The Justice Department at the time was investigating who leaked information contained in a series of reports by Rosen in 2009 about...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show

    06/05/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by abb · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/14 | James Rosen
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News. The reports indicate that Bergdahl's relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, "he became much more of an accepted fellow" than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry...
  • Fox’s Rosen: Sources Claim Bergdahl’s Taliban Collaboration ‘As Serious As You Can Imagine’

    06/04/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News reporter James Rosen claimed intelligence sources have told him not only that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl willingly collaborated with the Taliban, but that his involvement with the terrorist group may be “as serious as you can imagine.” Rosen spoke with Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night about his ongoing conversations with intelligence and Pentagon officials regarding both old and new investigations into Bergdahl’s likely desertion and possibly treasonous activities. “My reporting has shown that the intelligence community also undertook a separate [from the Army] investigation of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Rosen explained, “both his final period of active duty that culminated in...
  • Obama crackdown on press freedom escalates

    02/21/2014 6:21:16 PM PST · by onyx · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | by BEN SHAPIRO
    Last week, Reporters Without Borders dropped America in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 from 33rd to 46th. James Risen of The New York Times rightly explained, “I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States’ modern history.” And he’s right. The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief. Selective Access. President Obama has regularly granted special access to reporters who give him preferential coverage. CBS’ Steve Kroft admitted as much after a...
  • Stephen Kim [State Dept official] pleads guilty in Fox News leak case

    02/08/2014 9:23:57 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information about North Korea to Fox News entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to serve a 13-month prison term.During an 80-minute hearing at U.S. District Court, Stephen Kim pled guilty to a single felony count of disclosing national defense information to an unauthorized person, Fox News reporter James Rosen.Kim admitted providing Rosen with the contents of a top-secret intelligence report on North Korean intentions to carry out nuclear tests. The contractor acknowledged that he and Rosen stepped out of their offices at State Department headquarters for a short meeting nearby on...
  • Articles of Impeachment to be filed against Eric Holder

    11/18/2013 9:00:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/18/13 | George Spelvin
    Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder are being filed in the midst of the fog of the Obamacare Wars, proving that the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives can both walk and chew gum at the same time. Creating legislation to mitigate the trauma of millions of Americans literally being destroyed by the disaster known as Obamacare while they pursue the Holder case will test the will of our intrepid GOP legislators. Are they going to be up to the challenge? After all, they will most probably meet the stone wall of the Harry Reid dominated, Democrat Senate...
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • Does the gov't have much credibility on AP, Fox News Rosen story, the IRS scandal, NSA, PRISM...?

    06/19/2013 12:00:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    6/19/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Does it? Should we believe the OMB's numbers that legalizing 15 million illegals will add $179 billion dollars to the U.S. economy over the next 10 years, and $700 billion over the next 10 years after that? Should we believe Menendez? How accurate was the Office of Management and Budget on what OBAMACARE would cost? I would like to see how much faith Rubio, McCain, Graham and others - be they conservative hosts on television or on talk radio - put in the numbers that the OMB supplied concerning legalizing 15 million illegals. Should they believe Menendez? The New York...
  • Amanpour Calls Obama Admin Most 'Litigious Against Journalists' 'In Decades'

    11/16/2013 9:12:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a staunchly liberal track record, so perhaps it's surprising that she was so candid about the Obama administration overseas like she was in Morocco on Thursday.
  • Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

    10/10/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Associated Press via Drudge ^ | October 10, 2013 | By BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of U.S. press freedoms amid the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records. Usually the group focuses on advocating for press freedoms abroad. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press."...
  • BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS FILE “ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT” AGAINST OBAMA

    08/13/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 13, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language: We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed...
  • Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans' [James Rosen's Parents? Bueller?]

    08/07/2013 3:43:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/7/13 | Greg Henderson
    President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance programs,telling NBC's Jay Leno that: "There is no spying on Americans." "We don't have a domestic spying program," Obama said on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address that is connected to a terrorist attack. ... That information is useful." Obama also called the National Security Agency's surveillance a "critical component to counterterrorism," and defended the shutdown of U.S. embassies and travel warnings this weekend...
  • Republican report concludes Holder misled Congress on reporter targeting

    07/31/2013 3:10:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 7/31/13 | fox
    House Republicans, in a lengthy report on the Justice Department's leak investigations, formally accused Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress with "deceptive" testimony that he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. The 70-page report was released late Wednesday by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. To coincide with the release, lawmakers also wrote a letter to President Obama calling for a "change in leadership" at the Justice Department. "The deceptive and misleading testimony of Attorney General Holder is unfortunately just the most recent example in a long list of scandals that have plagued the Department," House...
  • LIAR!

    08/01/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by RightBlackChick · 7 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 7/31/13 | Jennifer Burke
    Eric Holder is a liar. Now, I could list a plethora of things that he has lied about. Things like whether or not the New Black Panthers intimidated voters during the 2008 elections. Or perhaps I should talk about the botched gun-running program Fast and Furious that resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens. Or maybe I can discuss his lies surrounding the cover-up of the Benghazi massacre. We could also talk about lying about the reality of the Fort Hood shootings with going along with the labeling of that terrorist attack...
  • My Favorite Scandal

    06/23/2013 7:31:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    When Barack Obama won reelection I was a little down. Oh, of course you could assume the obvious reason was because of four more years of a totally unqualified leftist running our country. But I did not want to spend four more years just writing columns bashing the indefensible. It would seem so mundane. Plus focusing on the negative creates such a pall over one’s thinking. Then our President provided an embarrassment of riches that could make any columnist happy. The press focuses on the number three when naming scandals, but there are really four (and we are sure you...
  • Did senior State Department security officials commit perjury?

    06/18/2013 4:44:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2013 | James Rosen
    Two top officials at the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DS) -- the federal law enforcement agency that protects American diplomats and investigates allegations of criminal misconduct by State Department employees -- gave sworn testimony earlier this year that appears to be evasive at best, and untrue at worst, according to evidence obtained by Fox News. The officials are Scott Bultrowicz, who until Feb. 1 served as director of DS, and Tracy H. Mahaffey, who remains the executive director of DS. In videotaped depositions conducted this past February, Bultrowicz claimed not to know about any claims by a federal agency...
  • Military told not to read Obama-scandal news

    06/09/2013 9:34:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 6/9/2013 | Gina Loudon
    President Obama has said the outrage over the federal government’s decision to monitor citizens’ phone activity is all “hype.” He might want to share his opinion with the Air Force, which is ordering members of the service not to look at news stories about it. WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal. The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are...
  • Julian Assange: Media failure to defend me and Manning led to AP, Rosen abuses

    06/04/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange feels vindicated at the moment that his source, Bradley Manning, goes on trial for handing over hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive material. The US government eschewed a plea bargain (and Manning’s guilty plea to lesser charges) in order to try Manning for “aiding the enemy.” The prosecution made its opening argument yesterday: In an hour-long opening statement for the prosecution on Monday, Captain Joe Morrow told the court martial that the US army private had been motivated by a craving for “notoriety” that had led him to disregard his extensive training and to...
  • Conyers to PJM: Even if Holder ‘Made Some Mistakes, I Don’t Think He’s a Liability’

    06/05/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “Been pretty good guy on most of the issues.”Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Conyers was asked for his opinion on the panel investigating Holder’s role in seizing the emails...
  • Should Congress Impeach Eric Holder?

    06/05/2013 3:43:01 AM PDT · by Moseley · 25 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder -- Obama's Attorney General -- should be impeached by the Republican House of Representatives. Without a doubt, Holder's obvious perjury in lying to Congress is the most serious offense. But to understand one of Holder's underlying offenses (in a long string), one must know the difference between "good law" and "bad law." Under the letter of the law, the search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails appears proper. But the Attorney General defied U.S. Supreme Court precedents. In March 1971, The New York Times received a copy of the secret Vietnam War "Pentagon Papers," 7,000 pages...
  • Where's Holder on Team Obama's Leakers?

    06/05/2013 3:14:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The national media have evinced some outrage over the Obama Justice Department's aggressive persecution of investigative journalists. But not enough. It is more important to help President Hope and Change overcome the legacy-strangling notion of an "atmosphere of scandal" than to investigate a scandal that is strangling their very profession. On Sunday's "Face the Nation," New York Times editor Jill Abramson claimed to be very concerned about the leak probe, but proclaimed of all these scandals that, "I'm just not sure, you know, they come together and create, you know -- quote, unquote -- 'an atmosphere of scandal.'" Even worse...
  • Judiciary GOP: DOJ Defense of Holder Testimony Proof That He’s ‘Hiding from the Truth’

    06/03/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 3, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner asked attorney general to explain May 15 statements to committee on reporter probes; what they got today was "insulting."Leading Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee received an “insulting” response from the Justice Department in response to their inquiry about whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself before their panel last month. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) asked Holder last Wednesday to explain the investigation of reporters in light of testimony he delivered at a May 15 oversight hearing. In response to a question from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about using the...
  • Gwen Ifill: James Rosen Wanted "Secret Information For Secret Information's Sake" (video)

    06/03/2013 5:11:41 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    STEPHANOPOULOS: Gwen Ifill, the attorney general has tried to get on top of that this week, describing his -- friends describing a creeping sense of remorse over that targeting of James Rosen. He's met with several journalist organizations over the week on a kind of background basis, which has caused a lot of consternation with some. Is he going to have to go? GWEN IFILL: Well you know how, when it's about journalism, how kind of navel-gazy we get. STEPHANOPOULOS: Right, the public doesn't seem to care about this. IFILL: We care terribly, so it has to be important. But...
  • Holder’s Worst Week Ever?

    06/02/2013 9:53:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 2, 2013 | Bill Straub
    The House Judiciary Committee will wait for the attorney general's response, due by Wednesday, “before passing judgment" on "perjury.”WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee could be called on as early as this week to adjudge whether Attorney General Eric Holder offered false testimony regarding his participation in a federal probe involving Fox News reporter James Rosen. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News on Friday that Holder’s insistence that he did not contribute to an investigation that included the issuance of a subpoena for Rosen’s email records appears to be contradicted by the facts....
  • Eric Holder's Long History Of Lying To Congress

    05/31/2013 4:25:31 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 31, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Before he lied to Congress while under oath about what he knew about targeting reporters, he lied about Fast and Furious. As early as the New Black Panthers case, Eric Holder had a problem with the truth. That the House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on Department of Justice (DOJ) surveillance of reporters comes as no surprise. People have forgotten about the New Black Panther case, perhaps the most clear-cut case of voter suppression and intimidation ever. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members in...
  • Goodlatte questions whether Justice lied on Fox News warrant

    05/31/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Friday questioned whether the Justice Department lied on its warrant to secretly obtain a Fox News reporter’s email and phone records. Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Chairman, is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in testimony to Congress about the DOJ’s investigation of a leak of classified information to Fox reporter James Rosen. The DOJ has said that Holder’s testimony was “accurate and consistent with the facts” in the case and that the DOJ never sought to press charges against Rosen in its prosecution of the alleged leaker, Stephen Kim. Goodlatte...
  • Did Eric Holder Also Lie... to a Judge? [VIDEO]

    05/30/2013 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    Ace of Spades Blog + Fox News ^ | May 30, 2013 | Ace + Krauthammer
    [Click Link for Video] It's very simple: In his warrant application, Holder claimed to be interested in investigating James Rosen as a coconspirator in an espionage case. In addition, he claimed Rosen was a "flight risk," which would justify even closer monitoring. Now he says he never had any intention of prosecuting Rosen. In other words: He now says he lied when he told the judge these things, in order to secure his license to snoop on Rosen. Well, which is it? If he never had any intention of prosecuting Rosen, the warrant application is a fraud on the court....
  • Judge Lamberth granted DOJ's Rosen search warrant request - Also, rejected several Obama elig cases

    05/28/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT · by rxsid · 40 replies
    Several Sources ^ | 05/28/2013 | many
    First, the recent news... "Report: Holder Went Judge Shopping To Obtain Fox News Subpoenaby Larry O'Connor28 May 2013, 9:11 AM PDT The new documents show that two judges separately declared that the Justice Department was required to notify Rosen of the search warrant, even if the notification came after a delay. Otherwise: “The subscriber therefore will never know, by being provided a copy of the warrant, for example, that the government secured a warrant and searched the contents of her e-mail account,” Judge John M. Facciola wrote in an opinion rejecting the Obama Administration’s argument. Machen appealed that decision, and...
  • Why James Rosen Is Not Blameless

    05/30/2013 10:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Slate ^ | 05/30/2013 | By Fred Kaplan
    The Justice Department should not be chasing national security reporters. But those reporters have a responsibility, too. As Eric Holder wrings his hands in remorse over his feverish pursuit of Fox News reporter James Rosen’s phone records, it’s worth noting that, when it comes to national security leaks, some things are secret—and should be kept that way—for a reason. In Rosen’s case, the alarm bells went off not because he reported that North Korea was about to conduct a nuclear-weapons test but because he reported that the CIA learned of this fact from a source inside North Korea. In other...
  • Howard Dean: National Review's Rich Lowry a 'Right-wing Nutcase'

    05/30/2013 6:04:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to identifying nutcases, some might say that Howard Dean gleans valuable experience daily, while shaving. The failed presidential candidate put his expertise to dubious use on Morning Joe today, calling National Review editor Rich Lowry a "right-wing nutcase." Lowry's sin? Having written a column mocking Eric Holder, and President Obama's decision to put Holder in charge of investigating himself in the James Rosen affair. View the video here.
  • Associated Press Will Not Attends Off-the-Record DOJ Session (Holder PR Fiasco)

    05/29/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    The Associated Press says it will not attend this week's off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department decides to change its mind and conduct the meeting on the record. "We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney General’s office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," AP spokesperson Erin Madigan said in a...
  • Obama’s attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal

    05/29/2013 2:18:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama’s attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.The New York Times wrote of this:With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather...
  • House committee opens perjury probe of Holder

    05/29/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dave Boyer and Jerry Seper
    The House Judiciary Committee opened an investigation Wednesday into whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath in testimony about the Justice Department’s surveillance of journalists, while the White House declared again that President Obama “absolutely” has confidence in Mr. Holder. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, asked Mr. Holder in a letter to explain “discrepancies” between his sworn testimony before the panel earlier this month and the Justice Department’s decision to obtain a search warrant for the emails of James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News. The...
  • Report: Holder Felt 'Remorse' over FNC James Rosen Subpoena

    05/28/2013 9:06:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    According to an interview with the Daily Beast, Attorney General Eric Holder felt a sense of "remorse" when the Washington Post ran a story about "how agents had tracked Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Department, perused his private emails, and traced the timing of his calls to the State Department security adviser suspected of leaking to him." Aides reportedly told the publication that Holder felt "a creeping sense of personal remorse" upon reading the affidavit obtained by the WaPo describing Rosen as "at the very least ... an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." I guess Holder didn't feel...
  • Holder’s Regrets and Repairs (Daily Beast puff piece: Holder 'no Torquemada')

    05/28/2013 7:24:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Daniel Klaidman
    It was Friday, May 17, and officials at the Department of Justice had gotten word that The Washington Post was working on an explosive story: a reporter had obtained an affidavit for a search warrant to seize a Fox News journalist’s personal emails. Controversy was already swirling around the DOJ over the recent revelation that federal prosecutors had seized the phone records of reporters and editors from the Associated Press in a separate leak probe. Media organizations, civil-liberties groups, and members of Congress were in an uproar about the AP case, which they regarded as an appalling intrusion on freedom...
  • News Corp. Says It Was Not Told of Subpoena for Reporter’s Phone Records

    05/26/2013 10:37:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | AMY CHOZICK
    News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena. The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter — who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen — after one...
  • Bombshell: News Corp. says it has no record of DOJ notification of Rosen subpoena

    05/26/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    The “tonight’s news” referred to by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza comes via the New York Times: Wow, tonight's news dramatically escalates the war between DOJ and Fox. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 27, 2013 News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel [James Rosen]. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related...
  • Eric Holder Signed Off on DOJ Affidavit for Fox Reporter: Report

    05/26/2013 1:12:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 224. 2013 | David Sherfinski
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. approved a search warrant identifying a Fox News reporter as a potential co-conspirator in an espionage case, NBC News reported. The information comes at the end of a week when news surfaced the Justice Department had also subpoenaed phone records from journalists at The Associated Press. On Thursday, President Obama touched on the freedom of the press during a speech in which he outlined a broad rethink in the fight against terrorism that includes scaling down drone attacks, transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay and revisiting the 2001 congressional resolution that set the country on...
  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    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...
  • Roger Ailes grabs moral high ground over Obama on phone, email seizures

    05/24/2013 5:19:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 24 | By David Zuirawik
    I got my head taken off for saying that back then. Funny, none of my politically naive and self-important colleagues are stepping up now to say it's not true. And, by the way, Team Obama picked the wrong guy to treat like a criminal for doing his job as a journalist. James Rosen is one of the best journalists - broadcast or print - that I have ever covered or met. Here's what Ailes told his troops today: The recent news about the FBI’s seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into...
  • Obama Orders Eric Holder To Investigate Himself

    05/24/2013 4:02:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 24, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Press Freedom: The president worries about the "chilling effect" of leak investigations as his attorney general signs the warrant labeling a Fox News reporter as a violator of the Espionage Act. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. 'I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable," President Obama said with a straight face in a speech Thursday at the National Defense University. "Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs." Indeed, investigative reporting should not be a criminal offense — just ask Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose digging unearthed...
  • Bombshell: Ryan Lizza reports that DOJ fought to conceal warrant from James Rosen

    05/24/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Unreal. In an explosive new bombshell report, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza claims that the Obama administration deliberately kept Fox News reporter James Rosen in the dark about the warrant to search through his personal emails. Some new info in the leak case that targeted Fox's James Rosen coming shortly...— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 24, 2013
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Jon Stewart skewers Obama over DOJ spying, press freedom (video)

    05/24/2013 7:36:14 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 26 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5-24-13 | David Freddoso
    In case you missed it last night, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart played a medley of clips of President Obama giving lip service to the freedom of the press…then squashing it.
  • First Amendment Clause-Trophobia

    05/24/2013 3:52:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." That's the full text of the First Amendment. But (with apologies to the old Far Side comic), this is what many in the press, academia and government would hear if you read it aloud: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, blah blah blah, or abridging the freedom of the press, blah...
  • Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records

    05/23/2013 5:08:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    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...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    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.
  • Al Hunt On Rosen Outrage: Obama 'No Better Than Nixon'; Holder Should Take Hike

    05/22/2013 6:30:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's break out the old standard: if Barack Obama has lost Al Hunt, he's lost America—or at least the liberal-media part. On today's Morning Joe, discussing the James Rosen outrage, Hunt called President Obama "no better than Richard Nixon" when it comes to the press. He then strongly suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder should go. View the video here.
  • Report: DOJ Seized Records of Five Fox News Phone Numbers (2011)

    05/21/2013 10:59:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2013, 2:55 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker: The Obama Justice Department has seized the phone records of numbers that are associated with White House staffers and, apparently, with Fox News reporters, according to a document filed on October 13, 2011, in the case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a former State Department contractor accused of violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking classified information to James Rosen, a Fox News reporter.