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Thread #150244 Message #3521350
Posted By: Songwronger
31-May-13 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Obama Hate Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: Obamagate and Mean Republicans
Obama's attorney general admits approving search warrant for news reporter
31 May 2013
US Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the Obama administration's secret effort to seize email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010. The Justice Department was forced to admit this fact following an NBC News report documenting Holder's role.
In an official statement issued last Friday, the Justice Department hypocritically claimed it "takes seriously the First Amendment right to freedom of the press. In recognition of this, the Department took great care in deciding that a search warrant was necessary in [this] matter, vetting the decision at the highest levels of the Department, including discussions with the Attorney General."
The announcement amounts to an admission that Holder lied when he testified before Congress on May 15 regarding the administration's crackdown on information disclosures made by government officials to journalists.
Things look bad for Holder. He can now be cited for contempt of congress because he lied. But we know the REAL reason he's being persecuted. Sure, he violated the constitution he swore to uphold, but the Republicans are picking on him because he's black.