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Asian on the Obama administration snooping -- was -- Justice Department's secretly for sees a growing list of reporters for gathering the news.
Our Shannon Bream is live in Washington and -- we we now know.
There are leak investigations.
Involving at least three of our colleagues with the latest on that.
Well -- as we learned yesterday an FBI agent filed an affidavit when asking for a search warrant to get access to our colleague James -- personal email account.
Accusing Rosen of committing a crime when he allegedly sought information from the State Department employee.
Here's what First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams who's handled numerous landmark cases in this arena.
-- about the suggestion that a reporter doing his job equates to a crime.
It's a very dangerous plan and the notion of Keating.
The label of criminal on the press because.
It gathers news from someone who may not have the authority.
To provide the news.
As extremely dangerous.
We've also learned that a Justice Department inspector general report into a potential leak involving the gun walking operation fast and furious.
Quotes from the emails a fox reporter William -- an -- and senior producer Mike Levine.
The Justice Department tells us in that second case they did not subpoena our colleagues emails or other records -- -- and how the administration responding -- to any of these revelations.
-- with respect to James residents' case the department tells us that leaks of classified information to the press can pose serious risk of harm to national security adding this.
That investigators in that case followed quote all applicable laws regulations and longstanding Department of Justice policies intended to safeguard the First Amendment interest of the press in reporting the news and the public and receiving -- White house Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked how the president -- the issue.
The rights contained within the First Amendment that amendment is a defender.
The right of the press to pursue investigative.
Journalism he is also as -- said as president and as a citizen.
Insistent upon the need to make sure that classified leaks they can endanger our national security and endanger the lives of American women and men and women overseas.
Need to be taken seriously.
A very delicate balance indeed -- -- stories we get -- -- and thank you.
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