Spy Games: It appears the Justice Department’s surveillance of The Associated Press was not an isolated incident. According to an article in The Washington Post, the DOJ spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen in connection with a 2009 investigation into a North Korea leak, tracing his phone records, tracking his comings and goings from the State Department through security badge access records and obtaining a warrant to search his personal emails
(Image credit: BusinessInsider) In a startling expansion of the Obama Administration’s war on leaks, a federal agent sought and received a warrant in 2010 to search the email account of Fox News correspondent James Rosen on grounds that there was probable cause the reporter had violated the Espionage Act by soliciting classified information from a State Department official.
The Washington Post writes today about the extraordinary treatment of a reporter in a recent leak investigation. But this one isn’t about the AP or an al-Qaeda mole. It’s about North Korea: 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.
As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development or is simply land grabbing , which displaces local populations and threatens food security. The Hindu’s Addis Ababa correspondent Aman Sethi ( @Amannama ) has recently written about Indian companies’ involvement in Ethiopia and Mali , and on 19 May he took part in a Q&A session on Facebook on the issue of so-called Indian land grabs in African countries.
Fox News Sunday selected Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, attorneys who represented witnesses at a Republican-led hearing on the attacks at a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, for its “power players of the week,” an unfortunate choice given that both individuals misled Fox News and its viewers about allegations of threats and intimidation against their clients and about efforts by the administration to prevent their clients from testifying
by Climate Science Watch , May 17, 2013 Indian Country Today Media Network reports: Elders and chiefs of at least 10 sovereign nations walked out of a Keystone XL pipeline tribal consultation meeting with U.S. State Department officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, on May 16, calling the meeting ‘invalid.’ The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association Statement Against the Keystone XL Pipeline concludes: “If the Keystone XL pipeline is allowed to be built, TransCanada, a Canadian corporation, would be occupying sacred treaty lands as reserved in the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties. It will be stopped by unified resistance.” Full text of the statement below.
The Washington Post ‘s Bob Woodward, based on a series of dubious factual errors, is now offering a flawed comparison between the Watergate scandal and the Obama administration’s response to the September terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. There’s no small irony to Woodward injecting himself into what has become a scandal driven by deceptively edited emails passed off to reporters, given the recent attention he received after using a similar method to support his ridiculous accusation that a White House aide threatened him
Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer pushed new and old falsehoods about the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, by misrepresenting recently-released emails that prove that government agencies drafted talking points without references to terrorism in order to protect the ongoing investigation into the attacks. In his May 16 Washington Post column , Krauthammer misrepresented emails recently released by the Obama administration — that document the process of drafting the talking points used by officials to discuss the September 2012 attacks — to claim the emails revealed that the CIA was forced to change the talking points for political reasons