Before the James Rosen news came out, Holder told Congress this:
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.
Ironically, he made that statement to a Democrat Congressman. And yes, it has been confirmed he was under oath when he said it.
Then fast forward to the news report by Michael Isikoff with NBC News that we posted this morning that pinned Holder’s signature to the subpoena to go after James Rosen, alleging criminal allegations against him – all over a N. Korea leak.
The law enforcement official said Holder’s approval of the Rosen search, in the spring of 2010, came after senior Justice officials concluded there was “probable cause” that Rosen’s communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches. “It was approved at the highest levels– and I mean the highest,” said the law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said that explicitly included Holder.
So, will Congress have the balls to do anything about this or will Boehner put the kibosh on any action taken against Holder? Answer the poll below:
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