So not only did the DOJ seize James Rosen (and five Fox News reporters records) but they seized the phone record of James Rosen’s parents too! Bret Baier reported on Special Report that latest chapter in the Obama regime’s attack on James Rosen, his parents and Fox News. Twitchy reports:
|Obama-Holder DOJ seized James Rosen parents phone records|
The net cast by the Department of Justice into the media pool just keeps getting bigger. The original story of Associated Press phone records being seized alone was enough to qualify as the Obama administration’s third big scandal of the moment, right up there with Benghazi and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Then we learned that the Justice Department had looked into not only the work calls of Fox News’ James Rosen, but his personal cell phone, his movements and his Google emails as well. And now, reports say that the DOJ looked into his parents’ phone records too.
Bret Baier just reported that the freakin’ DOJ seized the phone records of James Rosen’s PARENTS!
— John Nolte(@NolteNC) May 21, 2013
Chicagoland politics unfettered. RT @nolenc: Bret Baier just reported that the freakin’ DOJ seized phone records of James Rosen’s PARENTS!”
— NumbersMuncher (@NumbersMuncher) May 21, 2013
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) May 21, 2013
Ronald Machen was nominated by Obama and confirmed in 2010 to be United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Last year Ronald Machen was selected by Eric Holder to ‘prosecute’ security leaks that many believed were coming directly from the Obama White House to make him look good. Over the weekend it was revealed that the DOJ seized James Rosen’s phone records. Then it was revealed yesterday that Holder’s DOJ also seized the phone records of reporter William La Jeunesse & producer Mike Levine. Now, according to Breitbart, Ronald Machen has seized up to five Fox News reporters phone records.
Michael Clemente is the executive Vice President of News for Fox News. Clemente issued a statement after it was learned that Obama/Eric Holder’s DOJ not only spied on James Rosen, but also William La Jeunesse & producer Mike Levine. Michael Clemente statement (via MediaBistro) is below:
We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter. In fact, it is downright chilling. We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”
Perfectly said Mr. Clemente.
Fox News reporter William La Jeunesse & producer Mike Levine join James Rosen as being spied on by the Obama/Eric Holder ‘Department of Justice.’ The new word that seems to be the favorite to describe the spying is ‘chilling.’ I don’t find it chilling. I find it downright corrupt, criminal and borderline treasonous. William La Jeunesse and Mike Levine were spied on over Fast and Furious.
Don’t expect the rest of the media to be outraged over this like they were over the AP spying.
James Rosen is the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News. Turns out he was spied on just like AP reporters. But this was back in 2009 when Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department began investigating leaks of classified information on North Korea. I’d be surprised if James Rosen and other Fox News reporters weren’t spied on more frequently, and more recently like the AP reporters. The DOJ also spied on Stephen Jin-Woo Kim who was a government adviser.
Nice. So the Justice Department was spying on Fox News Channel’s James Rosen. pfol.us/14HbBFj
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) May 20, 2013
“Search warrants like these have a severe chilling effect on the free flow of important information to the public,” said First Amendment lawyer Charles Tobin, who has represented the Associated Press, but not in the current case. “That’s a very dangerous road to go down.”
Remember Obama and Eric Holder’s attack on Gibson Guitars? Back in 2009 the Obama regime raided Gibson Guitars and demanded that its woodwork labor be done overseas. The original excuse by the Obama regime for their raid on Gibson Guitars was ‘environmental concerns.’ Court documents however, revealed that the raid and legal hassles were from a non-environmental question — which country is working on the wood? That’s right, the Obama regime wanted the ‘fingerboards’ produced outside the U.S. In something that was overlooked at the time but makes a lot more sense now, the Gibson Guitars CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor.
When the BS about the ‘wood’ came up as an excuse from the Obama regime to attack Gibson Guitars, the corrupt media never mentioned that Gibson’s competitors used the exact same wood and faced no problems from the government.
Eric Holder DOJ didn’t just tap the Associated Press reporters. According to California Rep. Devin Nunes, Eric Holder and his DOJ also tapped what’s called the House of Representatives Cloakroom. What exactly is a cloakroom? It’s basically a place were Senators and Reps. meet and mingle. Cloakroos are closed to everyone except Senators, Representatives, and a few of their trusted staffers. Oh, I guess they aren’t closed to Eric Holder’s Department of ‘Justice’ or Obama either. Devin Nunes dropped this latest bombshell on the Hugh Hewitt radio show earlier.
HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?
DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.
HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.
DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.
HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…
Eric Holder calling ANYONE shameful is ironic at best. Holder had this to say to Rep. Issa during testimony today:
“The way you conduct yourself as a member of Congress is unacceptable and shameful”
|Eric Holder Calling Rep. Issa Shameful|
So who is the real Eric Holder? Aside from illegal running guns to Mexico resulting in the death of at least two Americans and hundreds of Mexicans, he’s also the head of a department that secretly taps phones of reporters. Eric Holder has called America ‘a nation of cowards’ shortly after being appointed by Obama to be Attorney General in 2009. But there’s more about Eric Holder that the press still wouldn’t tell you about. Back in 1973, while a radical at Columbia University Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ five-day takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office. Holder was part of a radical leftist group called Student Afro-American Society (SAAS). Why did they do their five day occupation of the ROTC office in ’73? Because they wanted it renamed to the “Malcolm X Lounge.” Of course Malcolm X was a racist, anti-Semitic radical back in those days.
|Eric Holder armed takeover of Columbia University ROTC office in 1973|
According to the DOJ’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual it’s quite clear that only Eric Holder could have approved seizure of AP phone records. I’m sure Obama and his minions will try to spin this as of low level lackey who’s responsible, but that’s not going to work. The Washington Examiner posted the relevant part of the DOJ’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual. It is quite clear on this point:
The Attorney General’s authorization is normally required before the issuance of any subpoena to a member of the news media or for the telephone toll records of a member of the news media. However, in those cases where the media member or his or her representative agrees to provide the material sought and that material has been published or broadcast, the United States Attorney or the responsible Assistant Attorney General may authorize issuance of the subpoena, thereafter submitting a report to the Office of Public Affairs detailing the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the subpoena….
The probe was secret, the second condition was not met. This means that Eric Holder’s approval was required in order to seize the AP phone records.
Eric Holder’s Justice Department has seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. I don’t understand why, the AP licks Obama’s ass at any chance they get. Ace of Spades reports that the DOJ obtained records of 20 different phone lines, involving hundreds of AP reporters. I guess Obama and Eric Holder at the DOJ are feeling so bold, they feel they can do anything and get away with it. Up until now anyway, they have gotten away with everything. Katie Pavlich says it best:
DOJ taps press phones, IRS targets tea party groups, DHS flies drones over private property, please liberals tell me tyranny doesn’t exist
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 13, 2013
What the hell is this? Are we in America or Venezuela?
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 13, 2013
Actually, this is starting to feel more like Nazi Germany. Using kids as political props, trying to disarm law abiding citizens, using the IRS to target your ‘enemies’ and seizing phone records of random journalists. Of course, I have a hard time sticking up for the AP or any of their so called ‘real journalists’ but if you aren’t disturbed by this, then get your head examined.
BREAKING: The US Justice Department admits wide-ranging surveillance of the Associated Press: on.rt.com/m930jl
— RT (@RT_com) May 13, 2013
Obama and Eric Holder’s DOJ have secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press. The AP posted a formal response demanding answers from the DOJ:
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”
“We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”
The records obtained by the DOJ from the AP reportedly involved how the AP learned about an al-Qaeda bomb plot in Yemen last year.
Eric Holder’s wife, Sharon Malone Holder co-owns a building in Atlanta that conducts abortions. Of course with the media ignoring Kermit Gosnell, and the latest revelation of Emily women’s health care in the Bronx telling those interested in getting abortions to just ‘flush’ a baby that gets born, the media will continue to ignore this. No one knows what the conditions were at Sharon Malone Holder’s abortion clinic was like. And no one knows if there was anything near the conditions or butchery in Holder’s abortion clinic like there is an Gosnell’s, but we do know one of the so called ‘abortion doctors’ is under indictment for Medicaid fraud. Sharon Holder is not under investigation for anything.
Did you know Amnesty is now a civil right? That’s what corrupt Attorney General calls it now. You know it’s kind of like abortions being a civil right now too. Except in the amnesty, you can willfully break US laws by coming to this country illegal and be considered for ‘civil right’ status. You learn something new every day from these leftist eggheads. What’s next? Is holding up 7-11 going to be declared a civil right too because the burglar wanted to ‘feed his/her family?’
Marianne Bowler – Magistrate judge for Boston Bombers interesting Muslim connections
Marianne Bowler is the Magistrate judge who read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda Rights and shut off the flow of information about he and his brother’s Jihad. It seems Marianne Bowler has some rather interest, Muslim country connections. From Front Page Magazine:
Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal issues at a number of Muslim countries, becoming the first female judge to speak in Kuwait, appearing also in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates.