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May 24, 2013

Holder Personally Vetted Rosen Search Warrant; Lied About It Under Oath

It gets worse.

They fought to keep Rosen from finding out about the warrant because they wanted to keep searching his emails for a long period of time. Years, as it turned out.

And it gets worse yet.

[The prosecutor, Machen] argued that disclosure of the search warrant would preclude the government from monitoring the account, should such a step become necessary in the investigation. Machen added that “some investigations are continued for many years because, while the evidence is not yet sufficient to bring charges, it is sufficient to have identified criminal subjects and/or criminal activity serious enough to justify continuation of the investigation.”

Machen insisted the investigation would be compromised if Rosen was informed of the warrant, and also asked the court to order Google not to notify Rosen that the company had handed over Rosen’s e-mails to the government. Rosen, according to recent reports, did not learn that the government seized his e-mail records until it was reported in the Washington Post last week.

...

According to recently unsealed documents in the case, the Obama Justice Department sought an extensive amount of information from Rosen’s e-mail account. In addition to Rosen’s correspondence with Kim, the government wanted to know about Rosen’s contacts with other government officials, including “records or information relating to the Author’s communication with any other source or potential source of the information disclosed in the Article.”

Do you see what's going on there? Not only do they want to see which of Obama's people are disloyal in the actual case, they also want to keep secretly reading a private citizen's email for years in order to find other sources of leaks in other matters.

In other words: It's nakedly a Traitor Fishing Expedition.

Question: What happens if we find out that one of Rosen's sources -- say his other government sources, who are not in possession of any confidential information, but who can offer some negative information about Obama personnel -- failed to be promoted due to his name surfacing in this years-long Loyalty Crusade?

At 5:00, Holder says -- under oath-- he stayed out of any decisions to spy on the press. And not just in the AP matter.

In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.



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