Report: DOJ tracked movements, phone records of Fox News reporter - POLITICO.comhe 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.
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