DOJ to James Rosen: We’re not going to prosecute, you’re off the hook

Imagine that. The DOJ is trying to play nice now they got caught with their proverbial pants down:

DC EXAMINER – After meeting with journalists Thursday night, the Justice Department issued a statement indicating that in spite of the the affidavit, they did not expect to prosecute James Rosen for criminal behavior.

“At no time during the leak case involving Stephen Kim, before or after the FBI sought the search warrant, have prosecutors sought approval to bring criminal charges against the reporter,” the statement read.

According to journalists who attended the off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday night, the department discussed revising the language so that reporters wouldn’t need to be defined as co-conspirators to execute search warrants.

“And nearly three years after completing our thorough investigation of the Kim matter, the Department does not anticipate bringing any additional charges,” the statement continued. “During the Attorney General’s tenure, no reporter has ever been prosecuted.”

But the statement does not explain why Justice Department officials failed to contact either Fox News or the Associated Press while making its case for a broad seizure of phone records and personal emails.


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