News Corp: No, the DoJ never informed us of the Rosen warrant

posted at 11:01 am on May 27, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Over the weekend, the Department of Justice tried to defend its warrant that allowed them to snoop on Fox News reporter James Rosen by claiming that Justice informed their parent company of the warrant at the time.  The lack of information at Fox News, Justice suggested, came from a miscommunication within the larger corporate structure.  Yesterday, however, News Corporation rebutted that claim, saying they had no record of any such notification:

The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter — who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen — after one of his articles had included details of a secret United States report on North Korea.

The seizure was part of the department’s case against Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department contractor investigated in connection with the North Korea leak. Mr. Kim has pleaded not guilty to leaking information and is awaiting trial. Fox News has denied that it knew about the subpoena, while Justice Department officials have said they sent notification 90 days after obtaining the records.

A law enforcement official said on Sunday that in the investigation that led to the indictment of Mr. Kim, “the government issued subpoenas for toll records for five phone numbers associated with the media.” This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added, “Consistent with Department of Justice policies and procedures, the government provided notification of those subpoenas nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

A Fox News executive said the channel had never heard of the Justice Department investigation and had no knowledge of New Corporation ever being notified. A News Corporation spokesman said Sunday that the company was looking into the matter of notification. “While we don’t take issue with the D.O.J.’s account that they sent a notice to News Corp., we do not have a record of ever having received it,” Nathaniel Brown, the spokesman, said.

No matter how large the organization might be and how much legal work comes over the transom, a note from Justice would be memorable for any media corporation — especially one that accused a reporter in one of the subsidiaries of being a spy.  While the official statement treaded carefully with a “we have no record” response, the man in charge of News Corp’s legal department utterly rejected Justice’s claim:

Lawrence A. Jacobs, who was News Corporation’s chief legal officer until he left in June 2011, said he never saw a notification about the phone records.

“I would have remembered getting a fax from the Justice Department,” Mr. Jacobs said in an interview Sunday. “These are not the kinds of things that happen every day.”

He added, “The first thing I would’ve done would be to call Roger Ailes.”

Jacobs asked another pertinent question:

Former News Corp. General Counsel Lon Jacobs says he never received notification from the Department of Justice about Rosen’s records. Justice, Jacobs said, appears to have sent a fax to his office line in August of 2010 and never followed up.

“I don’t know why the Department of Justice would send a single fax,” Jacobs said. “If they wanted Fox News to know about it, why not go to Fox?”

Er, a fax? This doesn’t pass the smell test. According to statute, the Department of Justice is supposed to notify a media organization after a period of time that their records have been seized.  Would any court accept a single fax to a recipient as a valid notification?  I’d say that’s very doubtful.  When courts and attorneys have a requirement to notify someone of anything significant, they have to be served papers in a manner that allows for someone to physically witness it — either by hand delivery or by registered mail.  Shooting off a fax to a parent company’s offices (for example, sending a fax to Comcast’s headquarters to notify NBC of seizing the records of Chuck Todd) and selling that as sufficient notification for anything is simply absurd, let alone informing them of the status of co-conspirator in an espionage case.

This sounds like a CYA maneuver that a bad student might try with a college instructor: Hey, I faxed you that essay a week ago!  Want me to resend it?  It’s a very poor attempt to push blame onto News Corp for Justice’s failure to comply with the notification requirements of the statute — and does nothing to address the more serious issue of representing to a court that Rosen was a co-conspirator in espionage, or Eric Holder’s lie to Congress about not being aware of that representation when his signature was on the warrant application.  It doesn’t just fail the smell test — it stinks.

Update: I added “court” in the second-to-last paragraph, which I had inadvertently edited out in the original version.  Also, as an added thought, a FedEx delivery would have worked as well as registered mail or a process server — pretty much anything with a signature on delivery would suffice.

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Doesn’t matter in no one can or is willing to do anything about it. Typical Marxist tactic. Knowingly break the law and dare someone to do something about it.

yhxqqsn on May 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I’ll bet they produce a .pdf of it–just like they did Barack’s “birth certificate”.

SouthernGent on May 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

If there’s certified mail, there’s a record. If notification was in fact issued, Justice will surely have paper and electronic copies of the documents.

So. Let’s see ‘em.

BKeyser on May 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

It “stinks?” Of course it does. What doesn’t stink when it has something to do with this administration?

Webrider on May 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

“Smell test?” Who can smell anything anymore after all that’s been piling up?

questionmark on May 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Once all the lawsuits start, DoJ is going to need some very good lawyers. ;0

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Does any thinking American believe anything this Administration tells us anymore?

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

He added, “The first thing I would’ve done would be to call Roger Ailes.”

The chief legal officer would’ve called the boss first. It’s what they do. It’s what the White House legal counsel does too, only they won’t admit it.

txhsmom on May 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

So DOJ should have plenty of evidence of this notification. Right?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Well there doesn’t appear to be any at DOJ.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I sure don’t believe anything this lying crooked bunch says.
L

letget on May 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

So DOJ should have plenty of evidence of this notification. Right?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Maybe the dog ate it?

teejk on May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

The chief legal officer would’ve called the boss first. It’s what they do. It’s what the White House legal counsel does too, only they won’t admit it.

txhsmom on May 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

A truism of the workplace is never being the senior guy in an organization with a secret. It’s why I don’t buy that the rat-eared coward was oblivious to all these scandals and why I believe Lois Lerner is taking the fall for higher-ups.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Does any thinking American believe anything this Administration tells us anymore?

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Lying til truth proven…guilty until innocence proven…those are my 2 immediate conclusions.

hillsoftx on May 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Maybe the dog ate it?

teejk on May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

It was all that time focusing like a laser on job growth.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I’m wondering……those media institutes that have been the beneficiaries of leaks from Obama (before and after his presidency) do they feel that they are insulated from scrutiny? Or are they nervous? Have they been assured, behind the scenes, that they will not become targets?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Certified mail? Why not spend the extra buck and send it by registered mail. I’ll bet you a dollar to a Krispy Kream donut Holder has copies in his desk drawer. If only he could remember where it is he put them.

Kissmygrits on May 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

This Administration claims documents exist, yet they never release anything without long prodding. Then they’re redacted and far fewer than the total number. You’d think after the first few times they’d come clean at the outset, but they keep their heels dug in like petulant children.

Of course, they can get away with it. The LSM sure isn’t doing much about it. The few who do pipe up are puffballs about it, while their colleagues pooh-pooh them as being conspiracy theorists.

Liam on May 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

That’s all the liberals need, after all it is fox news. I’m sure next week Juan Williams will claime to have seen it

tbrickert on May 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

At this point I think we are letting this administration “twist slowly in the wind.”

tim c on May 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I’m sure DOJ kept a record of the successful fax confirmation that would, of course, be needed later were such a critical and sensitive matter blow up in their face.

HopeHeFails on May 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Maybe Dan Rather can whip up a notification for them.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

What in God’s name does that bumbling moron Holder think?

That no one will check?

That a company not under his thumb will cover another Holder lie?

Or is it just another Obama polarization ploy?.. Go ahead and commit as many lies, crimes as he likes, the democrats will avert their eyes.. and the media coat holders like the NYT’s will simply ignore it, then try and blame every scandal on those crazy scandal obsessed wing nuts?.. Allowing him to barely limp through to 2016, then proclaim his bast*rd presidency a Historic Success… and grab the chisels for Mount Rushmore?

Shameless liars and hacks doesn’t even come close..

We need new words for this level of stupidly evil.

mark81150 on May 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

The most dishonest administration ever.

bw222 on May 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added, “Consistent with Department of Justice policies and procedures, the government provided notification of those subpoenas nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

If it was sent my certified mail, Justice would have a notification of who signed for it at News Corp.

USPS Certified Mail provides the sender ‘proof of mailing’ and ‘proof of letter delivery’ it was not designed to be the fastest form of mail, but is used to provide ‘proof’ and meet compliance and regulatory requirements for important notifications. USPS Certified Mail is considered Special Service mail so it does receive high priority delivery service.

Remember someone must be available to sign for each USPS Certified letter.

Also, if there was an email, all they would have to do is do a search for DoJ and they would most likely find it.

What a bunch of dimwits!

Patriot Vet on May 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

…wow…golly…gosh…gee…you think someone is lying again?
…DOJ’s job… is to uphold the Lie…not the Law!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Who even sends faxes anymore?

gophergirl on May 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Paging Eric Holder… it’s not 1984 anymore and there’s a paper jam in your facsimile machine!

dpduq on May 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Also, as an added thought, a FedEx delivery would have worked as well as registered mail or a process server — pretty much anything with a signature on delivery would suffice.

Yeah, if they actually require the signature. I once had several correspondences from the SEC that were supposedly delivered by FedEx, but since they never checked the “signature required” box, there was no proof it was actually delivered.

Nutstuyu on May 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM

If there’s certified mail, there’s a record. If notification was in fact issued, Justice will surely have paper and electronic copies of the documents.

So. Let’s see ‘em.

BKeyser on May 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

But is the head of the USPS an Obama voter or a Romney voter?

Nutstuyu on May 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM

“Did too!”
“Did not!”
“Did too!
“Did not!”

Sadly, what was usually attributed to the 3rd grade recess dialogue has now become the default mode of “transparent” communication of the Obama Administration.

Don L on May 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

HOLDER=JAIL

TX-96 on May 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Entire Talking Point is designed to brainwash progs into thinking Newscorp is lying.

They don’t give a crap what anyone else says after the Point circulated this weekend.

They’re never going to retract the Point.

And they will point to the fax as admission of proof, because they know their base will automatically suspect Newcorp of lying.

Newscorp was caught unprepared for this, because no one assumed Team Barry would straight-up lie and risk making things worse.

I’m still convinced they told a Friend of Barry in Newscorp.

Peter Chernin is an Obama Guy and ran most of the company during the period.

Murdoch’s kids do not like FNC in the least, and could very well have been informed.

This could be a case where Team Barry decides if they’re going to be leveled over Benghazi, wiretap and IRS, they might as well take a wrecking ball to Newscorp and drag their in-fighting into the scandal light.

That fits Barry’s modus operandi.

budfox on May 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Maybe Dan Rather can whip up a notification for them.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Good one Cindy. I suspect that whoever made up Obama’s birth certificates will burn the Photoshop software by candle light to provide the gullible with absolute on-line “proof.”

Don L on May 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Settle down, trailer trash, Holder has been assigned to investigate why he didn’t investigate why journalists were being targeted by the DOJ that he leads.

You rethuglikkkans are funny with your outrageous outrage.

Bishop on May 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

With this administration, the default expectation is that they are lying. It will take an abundance of evidence to prove that they are telling the truth.

All such documents should go out as registered mail, with a signature of receipt required. Had Newscorp received such a notification, that in itself would have been news. Since there is no record and it wasn’t reported, pretty easy to point to DOJ lying. Again.

That is also part of the marxist plan, destroy peoples’ trust in the existing government so that they demand it be changed and then manipulate that change to totalitarian marxist with the same people who destroyed the faith in government in charge.

AZfederalist on May 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

According to statute, the Department of Justice is supposed to notify a media organization after a period of time that their records have been seized.

Statute? LOL.

Sukarno never worried about any “statutes”. He did what he wanted, just like any dictator knows is his “right”. Why would anyone expect his retarded knock-off’s junta to be concerned with “statutes”?

Besides, I’d like to hear of one example where any “statutes” stopped Barky or his junta from doing anything they wanted to do? Just one. I’ll give you time.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM

So why did other judges say NO to the warrant request?

TX-96 on May 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

This sounds like a CYA maneuver that a bad student might try with a college instructor: Hey, I faxed you that essay a week ago! Want me to resend it? It’s a very poor attempt to push blame onto News Corp for Justice’s failure to comply with the notification requirements of the statute — and does nothing to address the more serious issue of representing to a court that Rosen was a co-conspirator in espionage, or Eric Holder’s lie to Congress about not being aware of that representation when his signature was on the warrant application. It doesn’t just fail the smell test — it stinks.

I think we’re really to the point now where Team Obama doesn’t really give a damn if they peddle false information, especially when it comes to Fox. It’s not about accuracy, it’s about spin and keeping those on the left on their side on a story where they may not have the majority of the big media’s support.

The White House and Holder know that their fanatical supports have a Pavlovian negative response to the words ‘Fox’ or ‘News Corp.’ to the point that anything this administration puts out negative about Fox is taken as Gospel by the left. The Justice Department could have put out a story that Rupert Murdoch is being investigated for eating babies, and the left’s only reaction would be to wonder why the Koch Brothers aren’t being probed too on the same charges.

So getting the story into the Sunday Times that News Corp. knew about the probe for two years doesn’t even have to be backed up by documentation. To the left, it’s now true, and reason to dismiss the entire Fox-James Rosen bugging incident. The problem is that doesn’t explain the AP bugging, and it doesn’t solve the concerns of the media in general — which no doubt is why the Times followed up their ‘scoop’ a day later by giving News Corp.’s denial of the claim equal footing with Justice’s charge. For now, at least, someone at the Times gets it that Fox’s problem is their problem.

jon1979 on May 27, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Maybe the dog ate it?

teejk on May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

…I think the first family dog…Bo…has Paper Mache poops!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Are you trying to say someone in the Obama Administration Justice Department lied? I’m just shocked and dismayed. Actually I’d be shocked and dismayed if they started telling the truth.

bflat879 on May 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM

txhsmom on May 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

And the boss is Valery Jarrett.

ctmom on May 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

A Fox News executive said the channel had never heard of the Justice Department investigation and had no knowledge of New Corporation ever being notified. A News Corporation spokesman said Sunday that the company was looking into the matter of notification. “While we don’t take issue with the D.O.J.’s account that they sent a notice to News Corp., we do not have a record of ever having received it,” Nathaniel Brown, the spokesman, said.

This is pathetic. Demand a copy of the Transmission Verification Report. I’m not aware of any fax machine that doesn’t print out proof of delivery,

Basilsbest on May 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Think of it as the Obama version of the 18 min gap in Nixon’s tape.

Don L on May 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Paging Eric Holder… it’s not 1984 anymore and there’s a paper jam in your facsimile machine!
dpduq on May 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Actually, with this administration, it IS 1984!

KS Rex on May 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Judge Lamberth did this? He has been considered one of the best, impartial judges on the D.C. Circuit! He should resign and go retire somewhere. Now! Another effen Beltway disgrace

tomshup on May 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Lamberth blamed a series of administrative errors and said a review of the “performance of the personnel involved is underway.

I don’t believe you.

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Obama’s stickin it to “da man”

Yes he can. Trubble is.. he’s “da man” so he’s screwing himself. Nothing can shock me anymore.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

…wonder if Darrell Issa has had his emails rifled…but he just doesn’t know it yet!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

And the boss is Valery Jarrett.

ctmom on May 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Who is this Iranian of whom you speak?

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

…wonder if Darrell Issa has had his emails rifled…but he just doesn’t know it yet!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

THAT would be an impeachable offence. Period. Separation of Powers.

Resist We Much on May 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

FWIW:

Saudi Newspaper: Obama Is the Weakest President In The History Of The U.S.

Resist We Much on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Neh. He’s not weak. He’s stealth. Fundamental Changinisms .

/Just sayin

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

He added, “The first thing I would’ve done would be to call Roger Ailes.”

Whomp.

katy the mean old lady on May 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Can’t make this shiite up!

Obama should end up on Mount Rushmore say a third of George Washington profs surveyed

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/27/obama-should-end-up-on-mount-rushmore-say-a-third-of-george-washington-profs-surveyed/#ixzz2UVjDxxW9

dmann on May 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Bush: “Miss me yet?”

racquetballer on May 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

THAT would be an impeachable offence. Period. Separation of Powers.

Resist We Much on May 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

With this administration – I don’t think that would stop them.

gophergirl on May 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Can someone explain to me why James Rosen has more 4th amendment rights than I do? Or for that matter – any of us?

Let’s set the record straight here – if DOJ seized my phone and email records you can damn well bet they wouldn’t tell anyone.

So why does James Rosen’s boss get a heads up? He’s no better than me or you.

What the IRS did to the Tea Party is abhorrent. Fast and Furious – abhorrent. Benghazi – abhorrent.

Remind me why I give a f*** what DOJ does to the Lame Stream Media?

HondaV65 on May 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM

I’m sure partisan will wander in soon to tell us this is all just a big misunderstanding, and that DOJ is absolutely not at fault here.

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Since when does DOJ send notification by smoke signals?

BuckeyeSam on May 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

The lack of information at Fox News, Justice suggested, came from a miscommunication within the larger corporate structure.

Ooooohh…a miscommunication, huh ?

Next we’ll be hearing that other notifications were sent to News Corp. but there was a fire you see, that started in the ladies room, yeah, that’s it, and the whole computer system at the DOJ was completely destroyed, and the 59 year-old cleaning woman who worked the night shift has since been dismissed on suspicion of arson.
But notifications were sent. No…really, honestly truly… they were.

lynncgb on May 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Entire Talking Point is designed to brainwash progs into thinking Newscorp is lying.

They don’t give a crap what anyone else says after the Point circulated this weekend.

They’re never going to retract the Point.
budfox on May 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Reminds me of COWley at the foreign policy debate with Romney….knew she was wrong, but went forward—only to recant hours later….damage done.

hillsoftx on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Vindicated lady and may she watch her back. These goons are capable of anything.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

They had to tell the Judge issuing the warrant this. It is one reason why the first Judge turned down the request. In short, the DOJ and the FBI lied to the Court and now are attempting to obfuscate.

pat on May 27, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Delete this.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

PROOF of service. It’s SOP in every law firm, legal dept., and court, and governed by statute. Cough it up, Holder.

LASue on May 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Hahaha… more lying exposed.

But budfox is right. The News Corp claim was designed to give leftists something they could latch onto that will get them off the regime’s back. And that it probably accomplished.

Entire Talking Point is designed to brainwash progs into thinking Newscorp is lying.

They don’t give a crap what anyone else says after the Point circulated this weekend.

They’re never going to retract the Point.
budfox on May 27, 2013 at 11:43 AM

petefrt on May 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

…wonder if Darrell Issa has had his emails rifled…but he just doesn’t know it yet!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Ewww, what you just said.

petefrt on May 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Hey, let’s criminalize reporting and see if we can get away with it.

/Michelle Obama and Iranian counterpart Valerie Jarrett.

BTW: Hellloooo? Valerie Jarrett.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:01 PM

HondaV65 on May 27, 2013 at 12:29 PM

You Obama-bringing azzhole, it should NOT happen to YOU, nor to James Rosen.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Good thing that Messrs Ailes and Murdoch will spare no dime to defend all the media.

The ACLU and every liberal/free/non-tyrannical/progressive leftist should donate and support them, alas.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Michelle Obama’s patient dumping scheme. Never forget

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

She spoke to a high school last week and lauded herself with that job, but conveniently left this part out, the scumhag.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Hoo.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Is the fear of this administration in our country so great that you cannot call a liar a liar? Fox should be ashamed of itself, not defending it’s reputation is a sign of weakness.

savage24 on May 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Michelle Obama. Unleashed.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Here’s the real story;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-holder-doj-went-judge-shopping-to-three-different-judges-armed-with-criminal-warrants-for-james-rosen/

narciso on May 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Two separate judges refused to offer DOJ the ability to secretly search the contents of Rosen’s e-mail account. A third judge, Royce C. Lamberth, appealed the decision and overturned the order of the two judges.

WoooHoooo!

petefrt on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

She spoke to a high school last week and lauded herself with that job, but conveniently left this part out, the scumhag.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Check my link above baby dawg.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Can
t erase the truth, Obama…

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Two separate judges refused to offer DOJ the ability to secretly search the contents of Rosen’s e-mail account. A third judge, Royce C. Lamberth, appealed the decision and overturned the order of the two judges.
WoooHoooo!

petefrt on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Careful what you post, pal.

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Eric Holder needs this Intergalacticlaxative

Key West Reader on May 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Don’t worry, I’m sure Eric Holder will get to the bottom of it.

jnelchef on May 27, 2013 at 1:20 PM

nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

So DOJ should have plenty of evidence of this notification. Right?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Maybe the dog ate it?

teejk on May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Then Obama ate the dog.

patch on May 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM

…Holder has copies in his desk drawer. If only he could remember where it is he put them.

Kissmygrits on May 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Holder should look in the file where he keeps copies of his recusal from the AP investigation.

Or in the file where Obama keeps copies of his explicit order to do whatever is necessary to protect Benghazi personnel.

SheVee on May 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Justice, Jacobs said, appears to have sent a fax to his office line in August of 2010 and never followed up.

Other DOJ notification methods:
- I left a message on your voice mail
- Didn’t you get my text?
- You should have received a Facebook notification that I posted to your Wall. Why do you even have a Facebook account if you never check it?
- I left a yellow sticky on your desk, right on top of your laptop, I swear!
- My son goes to Middle School with your son, so I told him to tell your kid to tell you. Didn’t you get the message? Sheesh, kids these days…
- Dude, I was checkin’ out the DAR over on the Chive, and I posted it in the comments. KCCO!

Guinness on May 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I’m wondering……those media institutes that have been the beneficiaries of leaks from Obama (before and after his presidency) do they feel that they are insulated from scrutiny? Or are they nervous? Have they been assured, behind the scenes, that they will not become targets?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Well, there have been all those invitation-only briefings for selected journalists.
If they believe any such assurances, though, they are probably in for (another) rude awakening.

(PS thanks to all who posted the links updating the subpoena story — drip, drip, drip.)

AesopFan on May 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

The problem is, they don’t care if we believe them or not. And they don’t care if they’re found to be lying or not. Not Clinton, not Holder, not the IRS, not the president himself.

scalleywag on May 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Holder and every member of this administration belong in jail.

avagreen on May 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Does any thinking American believe anything this Administration tells us anymore?

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

It would be hard to imagine. Even the liberals know they are lying, but they laugh about it. Anything for their cause.

dogsoldier on May 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Happy Memorial day, people.

dogsoldier on May 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM

It doesn’t just fail the smell test — it stinks.

Like yesterday’s fish, wrapped in a copy of the NYT, opened to a Paul Krugman editorial..

JohnGalt23 on May 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Prove it, Holder. I am going to guess that Fox News management and legal counsel would have remembered getting that notice.

There’s only one thing I smell here. There is no end to these criminals.

Philly on May 27, 2013 at 2:30 PM

JohnGalt23 on May 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Now that’s stinky! Might I add a photo of Nancy Pelosi on the opened page?

scalleywag on May 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

it stinks

And that there sums up the entire Obama administration.

BacaDog on May 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Bo ate the notice..

Kraken on May 27, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Like yesterday’s fish, wrapped in a copy of the NYT, opened to a Paul Krugman editorial..

JohnGalt23 on May 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Well, compared to the wrapping, that yesterday’s fish is a breath of springtime.

AZfederalist on May 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM

This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added, “Consistent with Department of Justice policies and procedures, the government provided notification of those subpoenas nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

As others have noted, this kind of communication leaves a very good trail.

Administration, it’s time to produce these documents. Put up or shut up…

cs89 on May 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

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