Tracking James Rosen…

The Washington Post’s Ann E. Marinow scoops about a DOJ leak investigation involving FNC’s James Rosen…

When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.

They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal e-mails.

The case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, the government adviser, and James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, bears striking similarities to a sweeping leaks investigation disclosed last week in which federal investigators obtained records over two months of more than 20 telephone lines assigned to the Associated Press.

At a time when President Obama’s administration is under renewed scrutiny for an unprecedented number of leak investigations, the Kim case provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one such probe.


11 Responses to “Tracking James Rosen…”

  1. Obama needs to hire some “plumbers,” just like a previous “unindicted co-conspirator” did 40 years ago.

  2. They have awakened a lightly sleeping dragon.

  3. maybe Obama can read about it in the papers today–

  4. paminwi Says:

    “However, it remains an open question whether it’s ever illegal, given the First Amendment’s protection of press freedom, for a reporter to solicit information. No reporter, including Rosen, has been prosecuted for doing so.”

    The Kim case began in June 2009, when Rosen reported that U.S. intelligence officials were warning that North Korea was likely to respond to United Nations sanctions with more nuclear tests. The CIA had learned the information, Rosen wrote, from sources inside North Korea.

    This is a national security issue? Haven’t we all learned over time that the North Koreans are bays**t crazy people and they always threaten to set off nuclear weapons when they want to get their way on something?

    This is not about national security just as the AP story was not about national security it was that the Obama administration was pissed off because the AP would not hold their story after they were told there was no national security risk anymore. The administration wanted to release the story themselves to get “credit” for keeping us safe.

    So… what are the odds Obama and gang will go after James Rosen because he is from Fox?

  5. What’s great is when you live with Mr Paranoia, and what’s actually happening still doesn’t suffice.

  6. savefarris Says:

    Well see, it’s okay for the Administration to surveil Rosen and the AP because there were leak investigations ongoing and if there’s one thing we know about this Administration, they don’t tolerate leaks and leakers!!!

  7. The concept of a free country operated under the rule of law instead of by the rule of men was a good one and certainly a worthwhile experiment. ‘Tis sad that it didn’t work out but hardly a surprise.

  8. You know it has underpinning when Andrea Mitchell refers to “our colleague at Fox News”.

  9. The Rosen warrant is even more frightening than the AP subpoena. They quite literally accused Rosen of committing a crime (by reporting).

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