House Committee Plans Report on Rosen Investigation

Friday, 28 Jun 2013 07:17 PM

By Dan Weil

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The House Judiciary Committee said Friday that it plans to produce a report about the Justice Department's spying on the emails and phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen

The announcement came after the committee conferred privately with Attorney General Eric Holder over the issue, The Hill reports.

Four bipartisan members of the committee said their meeting with Holder generated new information about the Justice Department's leak investigation. The four include committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; ranking member John Conyers, D-Mich.; and Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Bobby Scott, D-Va.

"Today we had a frank discussion with Attorney General Holder about his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and the search warrant for James Rosen's emails. The House Judiciary Committee intends to issue a report outlining its findings of its investigation into this matter," the members said in a statement.

No date has been set for the release of the report.

The government's query into Rosen apparently dates back to an article he wrote four years ago that U.S. officials were concerned about the intent of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

The U.S. government cited Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator in a search warrant that was included in its case against State Department contractor Steven Kim, who has been charged with giving classified information to Rosen.

The Judiciary Committee has questioned Holder extensively, trying to determine whether he planned on prosecuting Rosen as part of the case against Kim, The Hill reports.

Holder has repeatedly denied the Justice Department ever intended to press charges against any journalist in the investigation.

Some Republicans say Holder misled the committee when he denied knowing about any discussions to prosecute journalists, Politico reports.


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