First the IRS targeted conservatives and then the EPA is accused of doing the same thing. Now we learn that the Department of Justice (under AG Eric Holder should be named the Department of Injustice) not only went after the phone records of AP reporters, but they have also targeted three members of Fox News and did so without their knowledge.
James Rosen, Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent is known for his adamant First Amendment stand. It seems that in 2009, Rosen reported on what North Korea’s probable reactions would be to the latest UN sanctions. Following his report, it seems that the FBI believed that he had broken the law ‘at the very least, either as an aider, abetter and/or co-conspirator.’
Consequently, federal investigators began following his every move, especially when he was visiting government buildings. They also obtained his phone records and read his personal email, all without his knowledge.
William La Jeunesse is an Emmy Award winning investigative reporter with Fox News and Mike Levine is a news producer for the network. Both men were also targeted for investigation by the Department of Injustice concerning leaks associated with Operation Fast and Furious. La Jeunesse was the first to break several stories involving details of Operation of Fast and Furious.
Details on the investigations into Levine and La Jeunesse are still not entirely known, but they do know that Fox News was not notified about any of the DOJ investigations or their request for search warrants for the personal communications of their staffers.
Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President of Fox News Editorial released the following statement regarding the DOJ actions:
“We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter. In fact, it is downright chilling.”
“We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”
The Obama administration is clearly out of control. They believe and act as if they are above the law and that they will target and crush anyone who opposes them. They constantly violate the US Constitution and many of the Bill of Rights amendments. They have no respect for freedom of speech, religion or the press. They don’t believe in the Second, Fourth or Tenth Amendments.
But how do you stop them? The DOJ is supposedly the top law enforcement organization in the nation, so when they are corrupt, as any mob family in history, who is left to keep them in check?
These are indeed scary times being run by scary people. But I better watch what I say because I’m sure they’re reading all of my communications because of what I write about them. My wife still says she’s would not be surprised to see government men at our door whisking me away, never to be seen again. The thought occurs to me, but I cannot remain silent and just let it all happen. If my writings inspire others to get involved and help change things for the better, then I’m willing to pay whatever price necessary for the sake of freedom and the America I grew up with.