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    Quote Originally Posted by BoiseBo View Post
    They have NO right to mess with journalists and their confidential sources. This started under Obama --- SERIOUS?
    I'm not surprised that you aren't familiar with these events, since they're one of the Obama scandals that never happened.
    In 2013, the United States Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder, came under scrutiny from the media and some members of Congress for subpoenaing phone records from the Associated Press (AP) and naming Fox News reporter, James Rosen, a "criminal co-conspirator" under the Espionage Act of 1917 in order to gain access to his personal emails and phone records.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_D...s_of_reporters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Throttle View Post
    I'm not surprised that you aren't familiar with these events, since they're one of the Obama scandals that never happened.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_D...s_of_reporters
    Already have been over that.

    Sessions DID NOT follow DOJ standard guidelines that Holder revised in this case.
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    The actions of a Customs and Border Protection agent who allegedly confronted a reporter covering national security issues about her confidential sources are being examined by the CBPís Office of Professional Responsibility, the agency said in a statement Tuesday. The agent, Jeffrey A. Rambo, contacted journalist Ali Watkins last June as the Trump administration was ramping up its investigations of unauthorized leaks to reporters, and he identified himself as a government agent.

    Rambo met with Watkins at a restaurant in Washington after initially contacting her by email. A reporter taking such a meeting with a potential source would not be unusual.

    But after he arrived, Rambo said the administration was eager to investigate journalists and learn the identity of their confidential sources to stanch leaks of classified information. He questioned Watkins broadly about her reporting and how she developed information, according to the people familiar with the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

    Ramboís behavior was un*or*tho*dox. Itís highly unusual for government investigators to question reporters about their sources, and national security leaks are generally investigated by the FBI, not CBP, part of the Department of Homeland Security. Rambo also contacted Watkins using a personal email address and declined to provide his name.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.0adaf48311ab

    Just more evidence that this "raid" followed zero standard procedures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    this is just being reported out. It's chilling to ever see the Justice Department go after journalist. This started under Obama. First time under Trump. Except, it would appear that the Justice Department did not follow their own regulations concerning seizing these records.http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...records-report
    Do Congress next, Rosenstein!

    Drain the swamp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Do Congress next, Rosenstein!

    Drain the swamp!
    My money is that rosenstein is next on the chopping block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    My money is that rosenstein is next on the chopping block.
    Very dicey.

    Am guessing no.....

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