"enticing" them? (love that video)
"enticing" them? (love that video)
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report
And of course not only was Rosen the subject of this DOJ move but also two other Fox News employees, William LaJeunesse and producer Mike Levine were also similarly monitored by DOJ, added to the list with the rest and the AP.
Media professionals from both the left and the right have offered similar criticism since the story broke.
Chilling report: Obama’s DOJ spied on Fox News’ James Rosen; Criminalizes reporting; Update: Fox issues statement | Twitchy
As AP President Gary Pruitt said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that the AP records grab was not only unconstitutional but damaging to the operation of the press. “It will hurt,” he said. “We’re already seeing some impact. Officials are saying they’re reluctant to talk.”
Now remember this all occurred at the exact same time as the Obama administration itself apologized to Israel for their leak of classified information on its recent bombing of targets in Syria to the media… leaks that most analysts believe has made the situation in the Middle East even more dangerous, by provoking a response from Syria and its allies. No need to investigate that fact, not allegation for the DOJ is there?
Report: Obama Administration Apologizes for Another National Security Leak
I'll wait for cooler heads to prevail and some serious bird dogging of the rather inconsistent DOJ before I'll sign on to calling for the head of any reporter by this DOJ. Though I do understand the appeal to Faux News obsessives here.
"...The case began when Rosen reported on June 11, 2009, that U.S. intelligence believed North Korea might respond to tighter United Nations sanctions with new nuclear tests. Rosen reported that the information came from CIA sources inside the hermetic Stalinist state.
Investigators zeroed in on State Department arms expert Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who was among a small group of intelligence officials to receive a top-secret report on the issue the same day that Rosen's piece ran online...."
Investigators looking into disclosures of sensitive information about North Korea got Rosen’s telephone records and a warrant for his personal emails but also used his State Department security badge to track his movements in and out of that building, the Post reported, citing court documents.
And just what did Rosen do? Here's Reyes in an affidavit to support his request for a search warrant:
“From the beginning of their relationship, the Reporter asked, solicited and encouraged Mr. Kim to disclose sensitive United States internal documents and intelligence information about the Foreign Country," the FBI agent wrote. "The Reporter did so by employing flattery and playing to Mr. Kim’s vanity and ego.”
"Much like an intelligence officer would run an clandestine intelligence source, the Reporter instructed Mr. Kim on a covert communications plan," Reyes said, explicitly comparing reportorial tactics to espionage...."
You're defending someone who knowingly commited espionage against the U.S., Bronson. How patriotic of you.
The article makes it sound like it is probably solicitation borderline conspiracy. Now whether or not his first amendment rights will allow his behavior is a different question, but there are elements to a conspiracy crime there.
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Obama has already prosecuted more leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all other administrations put together.
Obama must get pointers on his relationship with the press from Putin.
The DOJ has gone completely out of control. I predict that a federal judge is going to slap them down good and hard.
What would really ruin Obama is if the press got so po'd with him that they just start reporting everything on him, just like they would a Republican president. He'd be toast in no time.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
2. I need more information and more time to mull this case over to decide what I think about all this. The headline for the article clearly casts the Obama admin as the villain (and its author admits that he is a friend of Rosen's). At the same time, Rosen and Kim seem to have engaged in behavior that is problematic by, at least certain standards. There's also the fact that while I don't support the leaking of info that is detrimental to the United States without outweighing benefits, I otherwise have no problem with the media reporting info that it gets from inside sources.
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