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    DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    he Washington Post reported Sunday on a Justice Dept. investigation into Fox News' chief Washington correspondent James Rosen's connection with possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009.

    According to the Post, investigators suspected Rosen was given classified information by Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department security adviser. As a result, the Post reports:

    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 Post reported that in an affidavit, an FBI investigator wrote there "was evidence Rosen had broken the law, 'at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator'" and alleged that the Fox News reporter used a "covert communications plan” with Kim to obtain information from his source.
    Report: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter - POLITICO.com

    Wow, it just gets worse. We know the White House has a general boycott on Fox News. And now we have info they were doing far more than just grabbing phone records. Should it be illegal for the press to seek classified info from the govt? Leaking goes on all the time. Does this mean there are other spyings going on of the press we wont find out about for 4 years?

    WaPO full story - http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...1f9_story.html
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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    alleged that the Fox News reporter used a "covert communications plan” with Kim to obtain information from his source.
    This reporter sounds like a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut. Covert communications plan? I mean what... does he think the US government is keeping some secret file on him, tracking his movements, reading his emails-

    Oh, wait...

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Fox isn't really news. So there is that to consider.

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    This reporter sounds like a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut. Covert communications plan? I mean what... does he think the US government is keeping some secret file on him, tracking his movements, reading his emails-

    Oh, wait...
    From the wapo article

    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.
    And I agree, im torn. Its certainly a crime to leak classified information, but for the press to try and uncover it?

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Fox isn't really news. So there is that to consider.
    Really? Thats what your going with?

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Fox isn't really news. So there is that to consider.
    So the 1st Amendment only applies to REAL news. I guess we can gag you now right? You've just claimed no protection for yourself under 1A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So the 1st Amendment only applies to REAL news. I guess we can gag you now right? You've just claimed no protection for yourself under 1A.
    Nonsense. I'm not involved with leaks on security matters. Besides, I believe the DOJ followed legal means here.
    The Justice Department 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 emails.

    A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe - The Washington Post

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Really? Thats what your going with?
    Have you no sense of humor?

    See post 7 for a sober look at the reality/

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    And I agree, im torn. Its certainly a crime to leak classified information, but for the press to try and uncover it?
    As far as I'm aware, it's not illegal to solicit such information unless it's a vigorous attempt to learn the identity of covert operatives (even without divulging that information to others).

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    Re: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter

    if they had a judge to sign off no big deal, but I'm glad they found out and reported it. Our media should begin to feel the overbearing nature of govt like the rest of us.

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