Holder personally approved Fox News reporter subpoenas

The AG still insists he knew nothing of the seizure of AP phone records, saying he "recused" himself for technical reasons. But a Justice Department official has told NBC News that Holder himself approved the subpoenas that seized Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails and other communications. And talk about hypocrisy, President Obama solemnly declared yesterday: "I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable," Obama said. "Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs." He then put Holder in charge of reviewing Justice Department guidelines governing investigating journalists. No, really. He actually did that. A Justice Department spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Department of Justice later issued a statement about the review of media guidelines: "This review is consistent with Attorney General Holder's long-standing belief that freedom of...(Read Full Post)

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