Did the DOJ notify Fox News’s parent company about subpoenaing Rosen’s phone records or is someone lying about that too?

posted at 7:21 pm on May 28, 2013 by Allahpundit

Verrrry strange. Remember, the DOJ went after two forms of communication in investigating Rosen for leaks. One was his e-mails, which were sought via search warrant precisely so that they didn’t have to inform him that they were snooping. The other were his phone records, which they sought by subpoena. Did they notify Fox News at the time that they were looking at who he’d called and at who’d called him? They sure did, claimed a law-enforcement source:

[A] Fox News executive said the Justice Department notified Fox’s parent company News Corporation of the subpoena in May 2010. But Fox News itself apparently never got the word…

“In the investigation that led to the indictment of Stephen Kim, the government issued subpoenas for toll records for five phone numbers associated with the media,” a law enforcement source told CNN. “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.”

Three forms of notice to the parent company! Why didn’t Fox News report this at the time, then? Because … News Corp never told them, which seems like an odd omission for a company that’s known for being the White House’s biggest big-media antagonist. If Holder’s DOJ was snooping on a Fox News reporter, Fox surely would have been very interested in knowing it and in making sure that the public knew it too. So why didn’t News Corp notify its subsidiary?

Simple, says the company’s former chief counsel. Contrary to what that “law-enforcement source” says, there was no notice from the DOJ.

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.”

News Corporation said it had conducted a thorough search of its legal records, including, Mr. Jacobs said, a scan of his e-mails and other relevant materials, and has found nothing related to the investigation. “The inference that I sat on this and didn’t share it with Roger couldn’t be further from the truth,” Mr. Jacobs said.

Three forms of notice at the time — allegedly — and News Corp has nothing in its files. Presumably there’s also no record of the company attempting to fight Rosen’s subpoena in court, which would have been a fait accompli in the case of a journalist being investigated by the government to discover his sources. That’s one mystery. Here’s another mystery: If the DOJ used a search warrant (and an accusation of criminal activity) rather than a subpoena to obtain Rosen’s e-mails so that it didn’t have to notify him of the search, why didn’t they use that tactic vis-a-vis his phone records too? The fact that they were trying to keep the e-mail search secret from him suggests that they probably wanted to keep the phone-records search a secret too. Which adds more credibility to News Corp’s claim that it never got any notice.

If all of that’s true, though, how to explain News Corp’s surprisingly contrite statement on Sunday night?

“While we don’t take issue with the DOJ’s account that they sent a notice to News Corp., we do not have a record of ever having received it. We are looking into this matter.”

Why, after Holder’s mendacity and the DOJ’s clandestine monitoring of Rosen, would News Corp refuse to take issue with the DOJ’s claim that the provided notice? Read Ryan Lizza for a theory. Could be that News Corp is quietly negotiating with the Justice Department over its liability in the UK’s phone-hacking scandal. If that’s true, then knowledge that the DOJ never provided the requisite notice in a case of snooping on a journalist is more useful to them privately, as leverage at the negotiating table. Consider that scenario, in which the DOJ’s malfeasance is quietly ignored by prospective defendants in return for a lighter sentence, and then consider the case of True the Vote being hassled about various infractions by all levels of government after it caught the IRS’s attention. If you’re a victim of federal wrongdoing, it’s in your interest to keep that information quiet lest they take a keener interest in your own wrongdoings. As True the Vote discovered, you’re always guilty of something. It’s purely a question of how hard the regulatory state wishes to scrutinize you.

Here’s Lizza’s latest, examining a different warrant in the Rosen/Kim case. Money line: “Even before the government sought this search warrant, and certainly after it executed it, the case against Kim was strong.” If that’s so, why did they take the extra step of starting to monitor Rosen’s accounts? Were they really interested in further building the case against Kim or were they on a fishing expedition to find out who else Rosen was talking to?


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Yes they are lying – next question.

gophergirl on May 28, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Were they really interested in further building the case against Kim or were they on a fishing expedition to find out who else Rosen was talking to?

I think you’re onto it, Allahp. Could they have been looking for a White House leaker? A mole? Someone inside that is leaking information that they want to control? That could be the case. If they couldn’t find him/her on the inside, well, then go after the person to whom they think is getting the information, right?

Makes sense.

ted c on May 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Did the DOJ notify Fox News’s parent company about subpoenaing Rosen’s phone records or is someone lying about that too?
POSTED AT 7:21 PM

Poor Fox News. So some of their staff members got roughed up a little.. Poor baby.

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Scandal fatigue.

LeftCoastRight on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I thought I lived in the USA. Imagine my surprise to learn I actually live in a banana republic ruled by corrupt morons.

Honest to God, it’s to the point where I don’t even want to ask, “How could this get worse?”

Splashman on May 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

The DoJ was investigating a super-duper-important security breach and accusing a reporter of espionage and they notified the parent corporation with a freakin fax? You cannot be serious.

Maybe an intern threw it out with the spam faxes for cheap office paper and toner.

forest on May 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

It’ll be actual news when you can report a story in which this Administration isn’t lying …

ShainS on May 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Poor Fox News. So some of their staff members got roughed up a little.. Poor baby.

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

Lets all just ignore this troll. Clearly he / she has too much time on their hands and stirring the pot just gives him / her a tingle. Let them tingle on their own time.

LeftCoastRight on May 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Oh crap! They took out MSNBC?!!

squint on May 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

It’s the president’s job to make sure the media says what the president wants the media to say.

It’s the medias job to say what the president wants the media to say. That’s the system of checks and balances.

/libtard

SparkPlug on May 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I’ll take lying politicians for $200, Alex.

Electrongod on May 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Were they really interested in further building the case against Kim or were they on a fishing expedition to find out who else Rosen was talking to?

Well, a fishing expedition certainly. But perhaps not to find other whistle blowers with whom he was talking. They already knew that.

Why they were snooping on Rosen is the mystery here.

Curtiss on May 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

With the largest audience..
There must be a lot of anti-Americans in America..

Electrongod on May 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

“Who you gonna believe? Me or Fox News?”

-President Barry Milhouse O’Bama

portlandon on May 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM

It’ll be actual news when you can report a story in which this Administration isn’t lying …

ShainS on May 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Man bites dog.

Liam on May 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Team Obama lying to cover their asses? Again?

That’s no longer “news”. That’s called SOP. Standard Operating Procedures.

And quit calling it the Department of “Justice”. Instead use Department of JUST US.

GarandFan on May 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Here’s Lizza’s latest, examining a different warrant in the Rosen/Kim case. Money line: “Even before the government sought this search warrant, and certainly after it executed it, the case against Kim was strong.” If that’s so, why did they take the extra step of starting to monitor Rosen’s accounts?

Dear Leader hates Fox News.

His underlings will do whatever they can do to hurt Fox News, even without his knowledge or approval. If they can come up with something they will get a pat on the back and maybe more.

farsighted on May 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Is it Tuesday? Yep their lying.

D-fusit on May 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM

“While we don’t take issue with the DOJ’s account that they sent a notice to News Corp., we do not have a record of ever having received it. We are looking into this matter.”

A diplomatic way of saying, “You lie!”

Let DoJ produce the original documents. Instead, they’re sitting on them. The paperwork should have been made available to the public by now.

Liam on May 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM

The law says that the interested party must be notified of (via service of process) the subpoena to give that party sufficient time to take court action if the subpoena violates their rights.

I’ve sent out (California state) subpoenas before, you have to indicate under penalty of perjury that you served the subpoena on the interested parties. That clearly did not happen here.

News Corp is not the property party to serve. News Corps rights arent at issue. If service on News Corp is proper, that is like saying you could personally sue a cop by serving the Governor of the state that cop works for. That’s ridiculous.

The laws might be different for the Justice Department, but I guarantee you that the “Department of Justice policies and procedures” were not followed in good faith, if at all. It is a basic principle of law that service of process must be calculated to give actual notice to the interested parties. It doesn’t sound like that was remotely done here.

kaltes on May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Obowma just found out about this like the rest of you did…

… from the ‘press’.

He is going to launch an immediate investigation to find out how this happened so we can take the steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again…

… Now then, didn’t you just love the picture with the Teddy Bear this morning?

(tee hee)

Seven Percent Solution on May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Until they state who it was sent to, it should be considered as never sent.

As I said in the other thread, it’s going to turn out to be a Newscorp exec sympathetic to Barry.

Peter Chernin was the boss during the initial reports, but was gone by the time of the subponeas. He’s a huge Barry guy.

Never count out one of Murdoch’s kidz. They cannot stand Ailes and FNC.

I could very easily see one of them receiving the notice. say nothing, and let DOJ see if they could tie it to Ailes.

budfox on May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Poor Fox News. So some of their staff members got roughed up a little.. Poor baby.

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

Dissent is very American, especially in this day and age.

Corporal Tunnel on May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Any attempts by Fox or House committees to aquire copies of the reciept documents will only be after FOIA or subpoena then after waiting months for them they’ll finally be recieved only to find them heavily redacted. Anyone want to place bets?

D-fusit on May 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

Wait — I’m confused. Bush and Gonzales never harassed or illegally investigated the New York Times for its security-compromising leaks….

Oh … you mean Obama and Holder! I’m sorry — must have been too busy thinking, “What if Bush had done that?”

calbear on May 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Team Obama lying to cover their asses? Again?

And quit calling it the Department of “Justice”. Instead use Department of JUST US.

GarandFan on May 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM

The Department of Dissembling?

The Ministry of Mendacity?

The Bureaucracy of Bullcrap?

squint on May 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

No worries HAL. Keep going your merry way, and sooner or later, a pub is gonna be elected. I already know that you don’t believe that, but sooner or later, anti-incumbency (google it, I realise that you’d never understand the meaning till you do) will bring a pub into the Presidency. And if he/she goes after a reporter from MSNBC/NBC/CNN/ABC etc., we’ll enjoy the delicious irony of you whining here. Not sure you’ll survive here for so long. Jeez, you’re so partisan, that you’re blind to reality. I ain’t.

tommy71 on May 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

If what the DoJ says is true, let’s see the proofs of service. There should be documents signed under penalty of perjury stating how it was served, when, and by whom. Release those documents.

If the DoJ was willing to call Rosen a co-conspirator to spy on him in secret, what are the odds the same DoJ would be willing to either knowingly serve a bad address, or to not serve anything at all and simply lie to say they did?

kaltes on May 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The dumbest lowest IQ troll on HA stops by and drops another troll turd.

lololol if you think my goal here is to change minds.

HotAirLib on April 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

farsighted on May 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Honest to God, it’s to the point where I don’t even want to ask, “How could this get worse?

Splashman on May 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

There is an unconfirmed rumor floating about that the Chinese didn’t get our weapon systems by hacking our Defense computers…

… They were given to them.

Seven Percent Solution on May 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM

squint on May 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Department of Shut Up, I Won.

BigWyo on May 28, 2013 at 7:51 PM

There is an unconfirmed rumor floating about that the Chinese didn’t get our weapon systems by hacking our Defense computers…

… They were given to them.

Seven Percent Solution on May 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM

There was something similar during the Clinton years, where a blind eye was turned when the Chinese were known to be going after missile guidance technology. It is known the Clintons, and most likely every other liberal including Obama, believe it’s ‘unfair’ the US is the world’s only superpower.

Liam on May 28, 2013 at 7:55 PM

If what the DoJ says is true, let’s see the proofs of service. There should be documents signed under penalty of perjury stating how it was served, when, and by whom. Release those documents.

If the DoJ was willing to call Rosen a co-conspirator to spy on him in secret, what are the odds the same DoJ would be willing to either knowingly serve a bad address, or to not serve anything at all and simply lie to say they did?

kaltes on May 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

The only thing the DOJ has released is a leak to CNN by some annonymous “law enforcement” sources. There’s no reason to believe, based on recent behavior, that those sources are telling the truth.

Curtiss on May 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Consider that scenario, in which the DOJ’s malfeasance is quietly ignored by prospective defendants in return for a lighter sentence, and then consider the case of True the Vote being hassled about various infractions by all levels of government after it caught the IRS’s attention.

Rut Row! It looks like NBC is finally “getting on board” with this whole IRS thing……….IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

Rovin on May 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I love this quote by a liberal academic….

“This week Boehner repeals Obamacare and wants to throw Obama and Holder in jail. Deny health care and imprison innocent black men. Can’t Republicans think of anything new to do?”

Tilly on May 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Read the First Amendment, maggot. As with your intellectual equal, Hank Johnson, you don’t have the slightest understanding of either the First Amendment or the Espionage Act of 1917.

BTW: The Huffington Post is ALSO calling for Holder’s resignation, which leaves you out in Kos and NorKo land.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:01 PM

There is an unconfirmed rumor floating about that the Chinese didn’t get our weapon systems by hacking our Defense computers…

… They were given to them.

Seven Percent Solution on May 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM

It’s that “flexibility” that Obama was so fondly looking forward to, no?

Curtiss on May 28, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Someone needs to file a FOIA request for confirmation that News Corp was notified.

Put up or shut up, fascists.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:03 PM

This is so much worse that anything in our history.

McCarthy… Nixon… nothing has compared to this. And yet it is barely getting any attention.

I KNOW Americans would care if the truth was told to them.

I am so afraid this is just going to get swept under the rug again.

I think I need to get a way from it. It just makes me physically ill. I can not believe that this is America.

petunia on May 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Someone please archive this to haul out when the next GOP administration takes over.

Careful what you wish for, spanky.

kim roy on May 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Did the DOJ notify Fox News’s parent company about subpoenaing Rosen’s phone records or is someone lying about that too?

My money’s on the DoJ lying…again.

Solaratov on May 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

‘Anyway, I will be more than happy and proud of Obama if he was behind the IRS targeting these anti USA “conservative” groups. They all need to be investigated.’

- HotAirLib on May 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM

‘You must really think I give a f@$k. As long as Obama is doing all he can to investigate and rid America off these anti USA tea party groups, I am fine.’

- HotAirLib on May 14, 2013 at 7:23 PM

‘Why the heck did Obama fire this guy? This is the part of Obama that pisses me off.’

- HotAirLib on May 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Your whole ‘I love America, civil liberties, the First Amendment, and patriotism’ schtick is a bunch of crap.

‘I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic.’

- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Day fund-raising dinner, Connecticut, 28 April 2003

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

If the DOJ used a search warrant (and an accusation of criminal activity) rather than a subpoena to obtain Rosen’s e-mails so that it didn’t have to notify him of the search, why didn’t they use that tactic vis-a-vis his phone records too?

No search warrant is required to get phone records, so would a judge even grant them one if they asked?

Mark1971 on May 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Why, after Holder’s mendacity and the DOJ’s clandestine monitoring of Rosen, would News Corp refuse to take issue with the DOJ’s claim that the provided notice?

Since they said this Sunday night, and the claim wasn’t really made until Sunday morning, if I remember correctly, I would say they wanted to be very careful to not directly contradict the claim until they could verify that they wouldn’t have to do an embarrassing climb-down from their denial.

Therefore, “We have no record of this, but we’ll investigate.” Then, when you’ve confirmed there’s no way you could have missed it, say so.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I’m sure they will say it is an unnamed underling worker at the DOJ with the initials BS. It seems BS also worked on Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi, IRS, and now for DOJ. Sad thing is, this BS story is still working.

maddmatt on May 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Someone please archive this to haul out when the next GOP administration takes over.

Careful what you wish for, spanky.

kim roy on May 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Will never happen and you know it. Until the GOP dislodges itself from this New Anti American Conservative movement also known as the Tea party, they will never win a presidential race. House and Senate races? Maybe. Presidential races? Won’t happen.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The Repubes in Congress better get with the program, that if this bunch is not under oath, they’re lying about it.

And even if you put them under oath, they’ll still lie about it, and then they’ll claim the Clinton defense questioning what the meaning of word “is” is.

And then they’ll walk. Because the system is rigged, and THEY ARE the system.

Meople on May 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM

DOJ lied. Next…

Philly on May 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Uh Oh.

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

No, stupid. They’re not investigating MSNBC. Can’t you read?

Why do you hate America, hal?

Do you hate America as much as you hate black people?

Why don’t you just shut up and sing Daisy, you racist.

Solaratov on May 28, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Will never happen and you know it. Until the GOP dislodges itself from this New Anti American Conservative movement also known as the Tea party, they will never win a presidential race. House and Senate races? Maybe. Presidential races? Won’t happen.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The political pendulum ALWAYS swings, which is why the RULE OF LAW and NOT the RULE OF MEN should be paramount.

In the late 18th and early 19th century, England was a land of debauchery that would make modern Carnival-goers blush. Yet, in 1837, Queen Victoria ushered in an unbelievably corseted, restricted, and prudish period that lasted 60 years.

In the UK, the Liberal (Democrats) were THE party of Gladstone, Lloyd George, and Asquith. Now, they are relegated to 4th-6th place in elections after their one-hit wonder, Cleggie, proved himself to be the lightweight hypocrite that many of us knew he always was. Labour and the Tories are the parties of the elite and headed to oblivion, if they don’t make major course corrections. UKIP is stealing voters from across the spectrum and continues to grow as the ‘ruling elite’ in the LibLabCon Party and their fellow ‘intellectuals’ at The Guardian and broadsheets refer to working and middle-class Brits as ‘swivel-eyed loons, clowns, and racists.’

In the US, Democrats held the House for more than 4 decades, but have held it for only 4 of the last 19 years. Dems and Reps have split the last 10 presidential elections even after FDR & LBJ, supposedly, gave manna from Heaven to the masses. After the Wilson Administration, ‘Progressives’ couldn’t call themselves ‘Progressives’ for 80 years until they no longer could call themselves ‘Liberals’ and get elected. The Whigs are history.

Look at the red-blue maps of the US beginning in 1932 through 2012. The country is much less blue than it was for much of the 20th century. It is, likewise, true that it is not as red as it was in the 80s; however, it is still more reflective of the 80s than the 30s. The country is not as ‘progressive/liberal’ as you wish nor as libertarian as I would like – nor will it ever likely be for either of us.

Do not encourage of your own that which you would oppose if done by your opponents for, one day, you shall suffer under that which you presently cheer. Instead, I, truly and respectfully, beseech you to join the ranks of the honest Progressives like Glenn Greenwald, Conor Friedersdorf and Eli Lake when it comes to civil liberties and the rule of law.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Turley is an old acquaintance of mine. His civil libertarian and Prog creds are stellar.

The best thing Obama could do would be to either fire Holder or accept his resignation. It would severely dampen one scandal — the one about which the Left and the MSM, but I repeat myself, cares most.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Exhibit A from last nights “libs have assholism” thread.
If I didn’t know better I would think HAL was goofin on us.

arnold ziffel on May 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Poor Fox News. So some of their staff members got roughed up a little.. Poor baby.

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotLips on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

T R O L L C O T this POS…the only response he deserves from ANYBODY here…is PhuckU!

KOOLAID2 on May 28, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

For Obama to fire Holder, it would be like admitting he, Obama, made a mistake in judgement about Holder. Obama is not able to admit making a mistake.

Maybe Holder will resign, but I don’t know. Holder I think has all the goods on Obama.

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM

For Obama to fire Holder, it would be like admitting he, Obama, made a mistake in judgement about Holder. Obama is not able to admit making a mistake.

Maybe Holder will resign, but I don’t know. Holder I think has all the goods on Obama.

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM

All true, but Obama’s been known to throw other loyalists under the bus when it is politically necessary or expedient.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Will never happen and you know it. Until the GOP dislodges itself from this New Anti American Conservative movement also known as the Tea party, they will never win a presidential race. House and Senate races? Maybe. Presidential races? Won’t happen.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Sure. You keep putting your money on that nag.

May the rules you embrace last to the next regime.

kim roy on May 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

One law enforcement source said the Justice Department…

…is run by aliens.

Until someone goes on record, this is just a rumor. Simply 3rd party gossip.

taznar on May 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM

The troll’s really starting to become further unhinged. It’s only a matter of time before she completely blows a gasket and gets herself banned. It happens to all of them sooner or later. It’s only a matter of time.

CurtZHP on May 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM

qResist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Sure makes life interesting. Van jones went away in the middle of the night, if I remember correctly.

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 9:19 PM

esr1951 on May 28, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Yeppers…and Reverend Wright knows the underside of the Hopenchange bus by heart.

Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Holder knows too much. Firing him would be dangerous for Barry. Holder might not like the heat and could negotiate his resignation, but I’m not wagering on it. These people love being in power. Shades of the Clintons.

Philly on May 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Lying. no question. Part of this is the left wing media’s fault for covering for them from day one. It led the administration to believe they were invincible and could do whatever they wanted to and come out unscathed. The right has been screaming about media bias for years but now even the most unscrupulous journalists are starting to realize they’ve been used as puppets and they’re credibility has been tarnished, perhaps beyond repair.

scalleywag on May 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

HAL is outdoing itself. So much stupidity on display. If this is the best troll that Soros can buy,then they are scraping the bottom of the barrel – again.

H.E. Pennypacker on May 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

The laws might be different for the Justice Department, but I guarantee you that the “Department of Justice policies and procedures” were not followed in good faith, if at all. It is a basic principle of law that service of process must be calculated to give actual notice to the interested parties. It doesn’t sound like that was remotely done here.

kaltes on May 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

This.

The question of what they did/didn’t tel News Corp, or Fox News for that matter, is irrelevant, and is a red herring that none of us should be distracted by. The injured party is Rosen. Their responsibility was to directly notify him, period.

If the government decide to spy on me, I’m certainly not going to let them off the hook with excuse “well, we sent a message about it to your boss — or maybe it was your boss’s boss’s secretary’s cellphone’s voicemail…”

Arguably, notifying my boss that I’m the subject of a criminal investigation is even worse than keeping completely silent about it.

RINO in Name Only on May 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM

LeftCoastRight,

HotAirLib and the other trolls are nothing but bat spinners. Bat spinners are those people who stand a bat on end and place their forehead on the other end and spin around until they are so dizzy they fall on their ass.

hamradio on May 29, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Could be that News Corp is quietly negotiating with the Justice Department over its liability in the UK’s phone-hacking scandal. If that’s true, then knowledge that the DOJ never provided the requisite notice in a case of snooping on a journalist is more useful to them privately, as leverage at the negotiating table. Consider that scenario, in which the DOJ’s malfeasance is quietly ignored by prospective defendants in return for a lighter sentence…

If true, it sounds to me like the DOJ was blackmailing News Corp.

KS Rex on May 29, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Yeah. You would forget something like that. Oh wait…

pat on May 29, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Rosen should reveal the names of some of the congressmen he regularly converses with and then ask the administration if they have been intercepting them.

The answer should be shared with those representatives’ offices and they should be asked for their reaction to this level of surveillance, if it is compatible with the 1st amendment, freedom of the press, due process and separation of powers.

virgo on May 29, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Were they really interested in further building the case against Kim or were they on a fishing expedition to find out who else Rosen was talking to?

DoJ simply exploited the Kim case as a convenient platform for pursuing their assault on Fox News.

petefrt on May 29, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Poor Fox News. So some of their staff members got roughed up a little.. Poor baby.

Once again I applaud the president and the attorney general for finally having the guts to investigate this anti American media outfit.

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

You know, my first instinct was that this was straight up trolling because no one could actually believe this…

And then I remembered the New York Times position on the IRS singling out Tea Party groups and I had to rethink. Liberals obviously believe that Constitutional protections only apply to people who agree with them.

makattak on May 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Until the GOP dislodges itself from this New Anti American Conservative movement also known as the Tea party…

HotAirLib on May 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Durr hurr the people I disagree with politically hate America.

Also, they push grandmas off cliffs and kill your wives with cancer.

Behold the Party of Facts, Reason and the Will of the People

The Schaef on May 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Anyone that has seen the digitally-layered version of Obama’s birth certificate would expect to now see a certified mail receipt with Mr. Jacobs signature on it.

They have the technology to produce one and the IRS has Jacobs signature on every tax return he has submitted.

Carnac on May 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Do not encourage of your own that which you would oppose if done by your opponents for, one day, you shall suffer under that which you presently cheer.
Resist We Much on May 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Well said!

AesopFan on May 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM