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DOJ invoked Espionage Act in calling Fox News reporter criminal 'co-conspirator'
Fox News ^ | 5/22/2013 | Judson Berger

Posted on 05/22/2013 6:11:34 PM PDT by markomalley

The Justice Department did more than seize a Fox News reporter's emails while suggesting he was a criminal "co-conspirator" in a leak case -- it did so under one of the most serious wartime laws in America, the Espionage Act.

It's the same law used by the Nixon administration to go after The New York Times and Daniel Ellsberg over the leak of the Pentagon Papers. It's the law used to charge the Rosenbergs, American communists, for allegedly passing secret information to the Soviet Union -- they were executed for the offense in 1953.

One Washington attorney, who represents two defendants recently charged under that World War I-era law, told FoxNews.com that the decision by the Justice Department to invoke it in the current case is "beyond chilling" -- and could set a dangerous precedent for going after reporters.

"This kind of puts us into the deep freeze," attorney Jesselyn Radack said. "I feel like we're back to the Dark Ages."

In the case involving Fox News, a government adviser was accused of leaking information after a 2009 story by Fox News' James Rosen was published online which said North Korea planned to respond to looming U.N. sanctions with another nuclear test.

Court documents, which were filed in 2011 and surfaced earlier this week, show the Justice Department made a series of claims against Rosen in the course of seeking a search warrant for his personal emails.

In an affidavit, FBI agent Reginald B. Reyes claimed there's evidence the Fox News correspondent broke the law, "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: alankay; espionageact; nk; nkorea; nucleartest; proliferation
All hail Comrade Øbama.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 6:11:34 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Reagan never went after Sen Leaky Leahey.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 6:14:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: NoLibZone

Disgraceful to say the least. But I wouldn’t expect any better from this admin. Is there any way to sue these asshats?


3 posted on 05/22/2013 6:17:50 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: NoLibZone

Nobody went after Ted Kennedy for passing info to Russia.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 6:18:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

So if a journalist reports something that is not in line with Obama’s narrative then the reporter can be charged under espionage laws?


5 posted on 05/22/2013 6:18:25 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: markomalley

The Department of Justice should be required by a Judge to prove they have certain evidence before a Warrant Is issued.If it turns out that the Affiant lied to get that Warrant he should be held liable under the nations Perjury laws.

These Warrants should be based on Facts,Not lies that the Politically motivated Justice Department can create out of thin air.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: markomalley

It’s coming. Wise up whitey!


7 posted on 05/22/2013 6:27:06 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


8 posted on 05/22/2013 6:28:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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who is reginald reyes? an obama supporter? does someone know if he contributed?


9 posted on 05/22/2013 6:30:24 PM PDT by glm
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To: Jyotishi

So can Republican Congress critters if they leak. He could go after ones in districts or States he needs to control Congress, especially House members. Of course DemoRats can leak as much as they like.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by airedale
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To: gotribe

There is a reason the DHS purchased all that ammo. There is a reason the Democrats were trying so hard to confiscate guns. And there is a reason Americans went on a gun-buying spree over the past four months. It appears to me that both sides know what is coming, if something doesn’t give. May God spare us that eventuality.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 6:33:02 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: markomalley

Oh for goodness sakes....Lord PLEASE help us!


12 posted on 05/22/2013 6:33:14 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: markomalley

Bump


13 posted on 05/22/2013 6:34:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jyotishi
Will THIS wake up the MSM? Finally?
14 posted on 05/22/2013 7:22:02 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: boxlunch

No. They are diehard fans of His Arrogance. Look back in history and you will see that the intellectuals, news media, and wealthy leftist always supported the revolution of the communists and were the first determined to be dangerous and sacrificed for the good of the revolution. Will they wake up ... probably on the way to the labor or re-educations camps.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 7:43:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Wonder if Syria or Libya will send arms to US Blue States when Obama goes Assad?)
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To: Nachum

I’M JAMES ROSEN

PING


16 posted on 05/22/2013 7:44:58 PM PDT by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: markomalley

IIRC it was Magistrate Judge Alan Kay of the DC Court that okayed the FBI request to go after Rosen’s communications..

...interestingly enough, per wikipedia, he was also the magistrate who upheld Gitmo “residents” right not to have their mail read.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 8:18:14 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; null and void; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; ...

(we are all James Rosen, figuratively).... ping


18 posted on 05/22/2013 8:21:08 PM PDT by bitt (The buck rolls downhill.)
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To: markomalley
It's the law used to charge the Rosenbergs, American communists, for allegedly passing secret information to the Soviet Union -- they were executed for the offense in 1953

Not "alleged"- they did.

19 posted on 05/22/2013 8:27:49 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: rktman
Every Dem I've seen on TV seem to be dismissive and ok with using any law, or no law,
to go after Fox or Conservatives. Loads of Dems need to get prison time for these acts.
We shall see.
20 posted on 05/22/2013 8:33:32 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: markomalley

a falsified affidavit...hmmmmmm


21 posted on 05/22/2013 8:33:35 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: cookcounty; 444Flyer

444, Interesting bit of info at 17.

Thx for that CC


22 posted on 05/22/2013 8:35:06 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: markomalley
It's the same law used by the Nixon administration to go after The New York Times and Daniel Ellsberg over the leak of the Pentagon Papers.

He not only leaked them he was in on making them up. And Danny wants a media shield law just as Obama does, which might seem odd given Obama's going after a reporter and has been snooping on AP until you realize that the shield law would create an officially sanctioned media that was entitled to being protected for leaking while media that does not receive the government seal of approval, such as FreeRepublic, tea party bloggers, and so on, will not receive such protection, and therefore whistleblowers with criticisms of Democrat administrations will not be able to find a safe or receptive outlet for their complaints and charges of government corruption.

We really would have a state run media.

23 posted on 05/22/2013 8:37:02 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: bitt

That would be a good campaign on Facebook, changing profile pictures to “I am James Rosen.”


24 posted on 05/22/2013 8:42:55 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: markomalley

Another name for another coverup game.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 9:58:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HollyB
“...One Washington attorney, who represents two defendants recently charged under that World War I-era law, told FoxNews.com that the decision by the Justice Department to invoke it in the current case is “beyond chilling” — and could set a dangerous precedent for going after reporters...”

If an impeachment doesn't commence soon, Obama will only be further emboldened. These methods would make Mussolini jealous.

“...Mussolini founded the Fascist Party in 1919, used force and intimidation against political opponents, and took power in 1922, creating a dictatorship...”

http://www.who2.com/bio/benito-mussolini

26 posted on 05/22/2013 10:18:30 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: bitt

Things are going not going well within this Republic bitt.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 11:10:10 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: All
.....a govt adviser was accused of leaking after Rosen's 2009 story was published online WRT North Korea's planned response to looming U.N. sanctions with another nuclear test. Court documents filed in 2011 surfaced earlier this week, show DOJ made a series of claims against Rosen in the course of seeking a search warrant for his personal emails. In an affidavit, FBI agent Reginald B. Reyes claimed there's evidence Rosen broke the law, "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator."

Fox News attornies need to look into this.

FReeper showme_the_Glory reminds us of the practice of "pencil whipping."

DEFINITION To complete a form, record, or document without having performed the implied work or without supporting data or evidence. Pencil whipping an official document incurs jailtime.

As well, DOJ "falsifying" a govt document incurs 4-5 felonies and could involve forgery.

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MEMO TO TEA PARTIERS Scrutinize all IRS documents. If the IRS falsified official documents, that usually involves about 4-5 felonies...... and could include forgery.

I urge Tea Party victims of the IRS to drop the logic----they need to factor in that they are dealing with cunning con artists. The Chi/mobsters in the WH have their con game down pat. These practiced WH con artists oozed out of the muck and mire of Chicago criminal politics and known every trick in the book.

28 posted on 05/23/2013 3:41:25 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: 444Flyer

Words fail me.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 4:27:02 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: markomalley

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


30 posted on 05/23/2013 6:41:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bitt

I’M JAMES ROSEN

(ping)


31 posted on 05/23/2013 6:44:43 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: bitt
We are all James Rosen...


32 posted on 05/23/2013 6:47:32 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

Nice to meet you. Hope all ends well, have a million questions but will wait another time.
Thanks


33 posted on 05/23/2013 6:51:20 AM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: markomalley
All hail Comrade Øbama.

When was that last time anyone brought up ESPIONAGE? When the NYSlimes was spilling TOP SECRETS on the front page, was this every brought up? The The role of Espionage Act of 1917 was then said to be antiquated and no longer in use.

NYT and WaPo Got Pulitzers Disclosing Secrets Under Bush – Those Secrets Are Safe Under Obama
34 posted on 05/23/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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