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Holder signed off on search warrant for reporter

A big new revelation in the ongoing controversy about the Department of Justice's targeting of journalists: Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on a sealed search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen, who was targeted in an investigation looking into the leak of a secret report on North Korea. That according to NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, citing an unnamed law enforcement source:

Rosen, who has not been charged in the case, was nonetheless the target of a search warrant that enabled Justice Department investigators to secretly seized his private emails after an FBI agent said he had "asked, solicited and encouraged … (a source) to disclose sensitive United States internal documents and intelligence information."

The affidavit supporting that search warrant even listed Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act. Most reporters caught in leak investigations are never accused of breaking the law. No charges have been filed currently in Rosen's case yet either.

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