The Washington Post – the Washington Post! – is reporting Eric Holder’s DoJ was spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010 as he was working on a story about North Korea.
The Department of Justice. There’s a contradiction of terms.
When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
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.
In fairness, the First Amendment is only a suggestion to these people…