If it weren’t for the Washington Post reporting this, Rosen would still not know that he was being spied on by the federal government. His personal emails, his telephone calls, etc. And it’s been almost 5 years since this began! And all over a freaking leak about N. Korea testing nukes...
...The Obama Administration fought to keep a search warrant for James Rosen’s private e-mail account secret, arguing to a federal judge that the government might need to monitor the account for a lengthy period of time...
Oh, and did I mention that Eric Holder personally approved the search warrant?
REU: U.S. JUSTICE DEPT SAYS ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER VETTED SEARCH WARRANT FOR REPORTER EMAILS— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) May 24, 2013
According to Reuters,
The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose report on North Korea prompted a leak investigation.
Why is this so important?
During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank “I fear that Guam will capsize!” Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement.
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.
He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News’ James Rosen were known. Since then, it’s come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.
So, Eric Holder lied under oath before a congressional hearing.
In addition to that, he may have intentionally misled a judge in the request of Rosen’s phone records according to Jennifer Rubin.
...Eric Holder will [therefore] be investigating Eric Holder to determine if Eric Holder lied under oath and misrepresented facts before a federal judge.
What is it going to take for these ruling class Republicans to act?
Say, during his next State of the Union address, Barack Obama pulls out a Walther PPQ and executes a conservative Supreme Court Justice. Will the cowardly RINO elite take action? Or just talk about the merits of the immigration bill on the Sunday talk shows instead?
Here is a list of the members of the House Oversight Committee. Please contact at least one and tell them the following:
We are sick of being treated as subjects by a lawless ruling class in Washington. We do not tolerate lawbreaking on our city streets, and we certainly can't abide it by our Attorney General, who lied under oath to Congress. We need a Special Prosecutor. And we need one yesterday. Get off your f*****g as* and do something for a change you useless tool!
You may want to skip that last sentence. Then again, you may not.