Reuters: Eric Holder signed off on the raid of reporter James Rosen’s email account.
Such a bald statement from Reuters about the Department of Justice’s targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen: “The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose report on North Korea prompted a leak investigation” (Bolding mine). But there are three things that we can safely enough deduce from this:
One thing not to deduce: that will be any ironclad evidence that Barack Obama signed off on Holder’s going after Rosen. Either Obama is telling the truth, and he really has set up his command structure to avoid being told of such activities; or Obama was told about this, and was smart enough to not write anything down. My guess would be the latter; and there’s going to be no way to prove it except via, ironically, another leak. Which is not to say that we should not go after Eric Holder hammer and tongs: he’s been a wretched Attorney General who has gotten people killed under his watch. And – based on Obama’s equally wretched track record with regard to nominees – his replacement will be guaranteed to spark an epic confirmation brawl in Congress…
Moe Lane (crosspost)