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Justice Department snooped on Fox reporter

Justice Department snooped on Fox reporter

() A story posted by The Washington Post on Sunday Evening will stir new debate and review over the tactics used by the Obama administration to monitor how journalists interact with government sources.

The reporter in focus — James Rosen a top Washington Correspondent for Fox News.

The case begins back in 2009.  The Post’s Ann E. Marimow:

When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.

They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal e-mails.

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