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Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report
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Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report

President Barack Obama crosses the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, May 19, 2013. (Jonathan Ernst/ …
The Justice Department spied extensively on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, tracking his movements in and out of the State Department and seizing two days of Rosen’s personal emails, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
In a chilling move sure to rile defenders of civil liberties, an FBI agent also accused Rosen of breaking anti-espionage law with behavior that—as described in the agent's own affidavit—falls well inside the bounds of traditional news reporting. (Disclosure: This reporter counts Rosen among his friends.)
UPDATE: Fox News responds with a blistering statement that asserts Rosen was "simply doing his job" in his role as "a member of what up until now has always been a free press.” LINK: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama...04299.html
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Looks like things are going to get interesting.
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They used the IRS to derail GOP fundraising. They targeted TP groups. Just in addition to all the voter fraud, this is the explanation for the low turnout. Not an excuse for conservatives, but one more piece to the puzzle on how an absolute disaster could get re-elected.

Never in my life would I have thought the corruption could run this deep..

Liberalism is as evil as it gets. They have no conscience, will go to any length, any scheme, up to an including dead bodies and fictional personal destruction to achieve their power gluttonous ends.

Sickening. Its a sad day to be an American.
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Pocketprotector;102387 Wrote:this is the explanation for the low turnout.

With all the lying, cheating and other BS, it makes me wonder more and more if there really was low turnout or that the books were cooked.
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Wow. Yes this is tyranny my problem is the hypocrisy when republicans did and do the same thing. This is unacceptable for either side however this is nonthing compared to putting american citizens that later were cleared of any wrong doing in gitmo without a trial and torturing them. Let me see chekcing out a persons emails and phone records compared to imprisonment and torture. Yes. Gitmo is way worse dispite bith being criminal activity. Done by republican or democrat? I dont give a shit both should be in jail.
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kadar;102391 Wrote:
Pocketprotector;102387 Wrote:this is the explanation for the low turnout.

With all the lying, cheating and other BS, it makes me wonder more and more if there really was low turnout or that the books were cooked.

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You need only look to our own state to see the fraud. The 99% voter turnout in philly, with half the districts refusing republicans to enter/monitor voting, and most of those districts not registering a single vote for Romney.

I agree with excel... it is reprehensible for anyone in government to abuse and betray the trust of the people. The vines of corruption have nearly killed the tree of liberty, and it is time for us to start taking an axe to those strangling parasites.
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Holder should have been fired a long time ago after Fast and Furious leaked. Angry

Quote:DOJ acknowledges Holder on board with warrant for Fox reporter's emails


The Justice Department acknowledged late Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder was on board with a search warrant to obtain the personal emails of a Fox News reporter, as media and civil liberties groups continued to raise concerns about the case.

Following prior reports indicating that Holder had likely signed off on the search warrant, the Justice Department acknowledged Holder's involvement and defended the decision. It insisted the call to seek these files -- in the course of an investigation into a leak allegedly made by State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim -- was legal.

"The Department takes seriously the First Amendment right to freedom of the press," the department said in a written statement, provided late Friday at the start of the holiday weekend. "In recognition of this, the Department took great care in deciding that a search warrant was necessary in the Kim matter, vetting the decision at the highest levels of the Department, including discussions with the Attorney General.

"After extensive deliberations, and after following all applicable laws, regulations and policies, the Department sought an appropriately tailored search warrant under the Privacy Protection Act. And a federal magistrate judge made an independent finding that probable cause existed to approve the search warrant," the statement said.

The "tailored" search warrant, though, was obtained only after federal officials accused Fox News correspondent James Rosen in an affidavit of being a likely criminal "co-conspirator" under a wartime law known as the Espionage Act.

This accusation, along with the seizure of Rosen's records, prompted complaints from media organizations. President Obama directly addressed these complaints for the first time on Thursday, announcing a review of DOJ policies on investigations that involve reporters.

"I've raised these issues with the attorney general, who shares my concern," Obama said, adding that Holder would report back by July 12.

The acknowledgement, however, that Holder was involved in the search warrant decision raised additional questions about whether the attorney general's review of his own actions would be impartial.

Attorney Jesselyn Radack, who works with the Government Accountability Project and has represented accused leakers, told FoxNews.com she's not convinced by the administration's latest effort.

"I don't think there needs to be a review of the internal guidelines. ... There needs to be a review of why they weren't followed," she said, adding Holder appears to have a "conflict of interest" in the review.

But Gregg Leslie, legal defense director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said his group was "encouraged to hear" the review was initiated.

He told FoxNews.com on Friday that the country still needs a national media shield law -- something the DOJ agreed with in its statement Friday.

The statement said Holder "understands the concerns that have been raised by the media and has initiated a reevaluation of existing Department policies and procedures."

It had been suspected that Holder was involved in the warrant decision.

Department guidelines say: "The Attorney General's authorization is normally required before the issuance of any subpoena to a member of the news media or for the telephone toll records of a member of the news media."

In this case, Holder had no apparent reason to recuse himself.

A law enforcement official earlier confirmed to NBC News that Holder did approve the search. The source told NBC News that the Fox News document was approved "at the highest levels -- and I mean the highest."

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ExcelToExcel;102396 Wrote:Wow. Yes this is tyranny my problem is the hypocrisy when republicans did and do the same thing.

Excel, this is same DNC that promised us transparency and the most ethical government ever.

The same DNC you enable whenever you assign moral equivalence to situations where doing so is unwarranted and inappropriate.

If everyone is to blame, then nobody is.

Which is exactly the way Barack Obama wants it.

Quote:This is unacceptable for either side however this is nonthing compared to putting american citizens that later were cleared of any wrong doing in gitmo without a trial and torturing them.

You meant to say citizen instead of citizens, right?

In that case, aforementioned salafist punk-ass ended up renouncing his American citizenship and was deported to Saudi Arabia in 2004. This was after less than two months at Gitmo, and there was no evidence that he was ever tortured. Yasser Hamdi wasn't exactly cleared of wrongdoing, either.

The main issue with Hamdi and with Jose Padilla was they were not treated as US citizens and were denied representation and due process - which of course, they were. The Supremes set the Bush Jr. Administration straight in those cases, as was appropriate.

That's one hundred percent worse than killing US citizens outright with drones, right?

Drones have allowed this POTUS to become the new Judge Dredd.

Oh, by the way, Gitmo is still open for business. I imagine it's because the current POTUS (the guy now sicking the IRS - an agency which specializes in depriving US citizens of property/liberty without due process - on Tea Party groups) determined that the residents there are
1) not Americans,
2) not cleared of wrongdoing,
3) not wanted in the Americas, in prisons or anywhere else.

Quote:Let me see chekcing out a persons emails and phone records compared to imprisonment and torture. Yes. Gitmo is way worse dispite bith being criminal activity.


Gitmo is still open. The prisoners are not tortured, unless you consider wearing orange jumpsuits and doing nothing but chanting salafist bullshit as torture.

One would have thought with the current liberty-loving POTUS that we'd have some disposition on these assclowns by now. There are military tribunals for this sort of thing.

Quote:Done by republican or democrat? I dont give a shit both should be in jail.

Obama's working on jailing Republicans that oppose him. Maybe he'll get around to Bush Jr, Don Rumsfeld and Darth Cheney.
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