Posted By LambChop
From Michael Isikoff , NBC News
NBC News has an anonymous source confirmed that Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in alleged violations of the Espionage Act. The warrant authorized clandestine seizure of his private emails and was issued due to “probably cause.” Rosen has not been charged in the case and the DOJ has indicated that charges are not forthcoming although the subject of the investigation, Mr. Kim has been indicted.
Previously, Attorney General Holder recused himself from the AP subpoena supposedly because he had been questioned as a witness in the underlying investigation about the leak.
Today, Obama made a “foreign policy speech” claiming, "I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable."