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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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  • Rshill7

    Really? Well, you’re not off the hook.

    • NYGino

      Rshill7   They think they are playing with catch and release rules.  Methinks that season may have ended a few weeks ago.

      • Rshill7

        NYGino Rshill7  Rs like to gut his fish right on the tailgate of his truck immediately after backing his boat into the garage. When he’s done with that, he feed the guts to the neighborhood eagles, hoses down his truck’s hind-quarters, and either freezes those rascals or tosses them on the grill.
        Next time we’ll discuss tarter sauce and almond rice :-)

  • KathySchildroth

    Prosecute for what?

    • dorsaimail

      KathySchildroth lying to the judge …  why is that not obvious ?

  • tencole

    “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.”
    Really?!?…….then what gave you the right to sign off on the warrant to begin with?

    • E Lee Zimmerman

      tencole Boom!  There it is!

      In fact, criminalizing James Rosen was the only way Holder could get a judge to sign off on this.

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Yeah.  Right.  Methinks Holder’s still not going anywhere until it’s entirely on his terms.

    • njmom

      E Lee Zimmerman He may not have the choice if they take him away in handcuffs.

      • E Lee Zimmerman

        njmom E Lee Zimmerman I doubt we’ll get anyone with stones big enough to prosecute him.

        • njmom

          E Lee Zimmerman njmom This will take a court of law and since Holder has basically admitted lying to the judge to get the subpoena in this new revelation I’m sure Judge Lambert  who has since apologized for his authorization is not a happy camper for who would be? No judge likes to be lied to and I’m sure there are many who’d like to see Holder in their court right about now.

        • mkarussel

          E Lee Zimmerman njmom It certainly won’t be the Congress of the United States of America.  They are toothless yappers, especially when a microphone or TV camera is involved.

        • E Lee Zimmerman

          njmom E Lee Zimmerman That’s true, but I read the other day that even if it gets elevated to a court of law, Holder’s appointment requires the U.S. Senate for enforcement of any judgment against him.  If that’s true (I don’t know that it is, that’s what I read), then nothing will happen as the Democrats in control will just ignore it, much like what happened in the days of Bill Clinton.

        • mkarussel

          E Lee Zimmerman njmom The way we were told was an enforceable  (by the Senate) judgement applies to a civil proceeding only.  If Holder or Lerner or Shulman or anybody else is brought up on criminal charges, the Senate has nothing to do with overturning or otherwise meddling with a jury’s decision.  Now, threatening mayhem against family members of the jury might be another thing.  And I would not put that past this administration!

        • E Lee Zimmerman

          mkarussel E Lee Zimmerman njmom Do you happen to have a source?  (I’m looking for what I read, but I can’t seem to find it.)  What I read was that the ‘enforcement’ of any penalty — whether it resulted in Congressional OR civil proceedings — would fall to the Senate precisely because Holder’s position is a political appointment.   In other words, anyone can go after Holder, but b/c he’s in his post b/c of a political appt. and the matter at hand is the exercise of powers from his political appt., then enforcement would revert to the Senate.  I took that to mean that if any judgment was rendered against him, then that judgment would be forwarded to the U.S. Senate to be carried out (separation of powers issue).  You’re right — the Senate can’t meddle or overturn or anything a civil judgment — but they’re the entity taxed with enforcing it.

          Again, I may’ve been off in the interpretation of it — that’s why I’m trying to find it.  I read a bunch o’ things yesterday and the day before, but I’m still looking.  If I find it, I’ll post it here.

        • mkarussel

          E Lee Zimmerman mkarussel njmom True enough, but Congressional Proceedings are not Criminal charges, brought by local police and handled in court by the local prosecutors.  And such charges are not beyond the pervue of agencies where these criminals live.

  • njmom

    And James Rosen and Fox News are just supposed to forgive and forget and then pat Barack and Eric on the head?   I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!! Eric, start sending out resumes. On second thought you may not be able to take any offered positions from a prison cell.

  • The Sentinel

    A Band-Aid.
    This is to soothe the DoJ’s conscience… not it’s victim’s. This is completely intolerable. Firings then prosecution… nothing less.
    Sadly, I bet a large portion of the media takes this and quiets down (though I hope not). This will likely slip under the rug too with the huge pile of other scandals and criminal activity that is already accumulated there. These people are devils.

  • NYGino

    I would like to hear from the judge that issued the search warrant.  Does he feel he was used and duped or was he an integral part, knowingly, in this travesty.

  • Longiron

    They will kiss and make up within 2 weeks. Does one actually think the media including FOX news will throw Barry and his ADM under the bus ???? Holder knows he is never going to pay the price on anything and all he has to do is play the race card. He and Barry has known that for the past 5 years. Hell. the WIMP GOP, RINOS sure are going to even try and stop him???

  • BetseyRoss

    The DOJ.  Making up stuff as they go along, just like the LSM.   This leads up to the very tip top of the food chain.  Obama surrounds himself with like minded thinkers(?).   They all think alike.  The ends justify the means.  There is complete lawlessness in the Obama Administration.  Bring them all down!!!!!

  • Conservative_Hippie

    This makes me hate Holder even more.   If he thought Rosen was guilty of high crimes enough to disavow the First Amendment and investigate him and now he’s letting him off the hook, then what does that say about Holder?  Holder has no ethics and could care less about this Country! 
    Furthermore, Obama is willing to put his loyality to his minions above loyality to his Country!?  And he’s the freakin President for the love of pete!  Both of them are power drunk, narcisitic and without any shred of morality!

  • NYGino

    Obama doesn’t have to give the order directly, he hires those who know his plans, are in accord with his thinking and feel secure knowing that they are under the protection of an out of control, regime and an abiding media.  Then, of course, there is always the race card .

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Well said!

  • dorsaimail

    message delivered …  nice job you’ve got there …  we won’t put you in jail THIS TIME …  just be careful in the future …  :)

    • Conservative_Hippie

      yep.

  • WinMissouri

    They shopped around three judges then lied to get the warrant.  Is Holder going to be prosecuted for lying to a judge so that they could obtain the search warrant?  NO  Is the judge going to be investigated for allowing such a warrant to move forward?  NO

  • mickeyco

    Duh. Since Rosen didn’t do anything wrong, Holder can’t prosecute him,

  • KemCho

    Wow! Why did it take 3 years to decide on a fake charge they initiated?

  • Conservator1

    Americans to Eric Holder — we are going to prosecute you.

  • DHardy

    I don’t believe Holder should be let off the hook

  • mkarussel

    Is it a crime, punishable by jail time or a fine or both,  for the Attorney General of the United States of America to maliciouisly place an American citizen under investigation for a possible crime?   Key word is maliciously.  Why not charge this creep in his home town and let a local prosecutor and jury do what it thinks is best?  Then maybe Holder will feel like Rosen did, plus have to pay to defend himself.

  • VIRUSX2K1

    Well, that’s mighty white of him. However, I think we are going to prosecute him.

  • NYGino

    Guess nobody noticed that Holder, as usual, had his fingers crossed behind his back.

  • Laurel A

    They never were going to prosecute. This whole thing was intended to intimidate and harass. The fact that any judge would sign off on this tells me this country really is in deep doo doo.

  • lawngreen

    They are above the law; we are without the law. These corrupt thugs are too stupid to realize that the law protected them too. Evil fools.

  • JeremyPoncy

    Ok. So now they’re going to make it easier for the government to acquire search warrants without an actual crime taking place?They’re responding to an infringement of our first amendment by by declaring to outright abolishing the amendment altogether as well as the fourth and fourteenth all while they exercise the fifth. Now I feel much better.

    • mkarussel

      JeremyPoncy Perhaps I was unclear.  Criminal charges can be laid by any local police agency (local to the home of the defendent) to protect the Constitution under which we all live.  After charges, the prosecutor has ample time to build case against this defendent.  Kinda like Holder and Rosen.  Only Holder would have to pay for his defence, unless he represents himself, and only a fool does that.

      • JeremyPoncy

        I don’t know who you are. I wasn’t responding to you or at least I didn’t mean to. I was referring to the article that states, ‘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.’

  • mkarussel

    I swear, the relationship between Holder and Obama so reminds me of Robert Duval’s consiglierie to Pacino’s Godfather.  Chicago thugs or mafiosi, both.  And then there is Jarrett, Duncan, thugs all.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “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.”
    Holder never planned on prosecuting Rosen (even if he could), in the first place. This was all just a typical (Dead Fish) Chicago, threat from the Obama machine to ALL journalists who might think of challenging his dogma.