Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The FBI's Case for Reading a Fox News Reporter's E-mail

The FBI's Case for Reading a Fox News Reporter's E-mail   

A Washington Post scoop provides fresh insight into how the Obama administration responds to intelligence leaks—and how the media entice such leaks.

The Post turned up an FBI search warrant affidavit in the pending case of former State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who is accused of providing classified information about North Korea to a Fox News correspondent. Kim has pled not guilty.

The 43-page application to search journalist James Rosen’s personal e-mail account, which a federal judge approved in 2010, sheds additional light on the federal government’s aggressive crackdown on leaks. By targeting not only the suspected leaker, but also the media recipient, the Kim investigation foreshadowed the more recent, broader probe in which the FBI sought records of more than 20 phone lines assigned to the Associated Press.

For the rest of the story: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-21/the-fbis-case-for-reading-a-fox-news-reporters-e-mail#r=rss

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