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What about the Department of Justice looking into.
News reporters -- AP first and James Rosen as a part of leak investigations here's what to.
Original raise these special agent in charge in the affidavit -- There's a probable cause to believe that the reporter in this case James Rosen.
Has committed or is committing a violation of eighteen USC 793 unauthorized disclosure of national defense information.
As -- -- -- better and or co conspirator we showed you that before but.
Went on if the provider or other persons notify anyone that a warrant has been issued on the subject to -- the targets of this investigation.
Including the reporter and other persons may further mask their identity.
And activity fleet.
Or otherwise obstruct this investigation.
A flight risk is how it's characterize in the affidavit.
Brian was with the New York who was the first to get documents the court filings.
We -- since as we told you about last night had them as well after that it lists a number of phone numbers in here.
And we confirmed today that one of the phone numbers listed in here is in fact James grosans parents.
In Staten Island were back -- the panel.
I mean huge parts this administration just seemed to be out of control in this case apparently not following the long guidelines.
For when they should investigate reporters and how they should do so.
Maybe they change those guidelines that would be very actually to have the attorney general.
Testified to and his only -- from south of the president on something so serious -- once again I think we need to have accountability.
Not on one Brooke you know FBI guy who may or may not have filed the you know an affidavit that he shouldn't have but on them.
Justice Department itself and again I come back to the fact that it's -- that we are discovering that this administration.
This White House.
Either directs subordinate parts of the government to do things -- shouldn't be doing or just totally turns a blind guy -- very sensitive and important parts of the US government.
-- now look.
They -- reason to believe that there are some in the State Department had leaked classified documents that's perfectly within their right to investigate and they've got to see who we talked to that's also fine.
Where I think they really do you know went astray and hurt themselves was to file an affidavit like this.
I mean first of all they're never had any intention of charging James -- we know that.
But to say that he's a flight risk to say that he might -- you know a bad changed his his appearance.
I think is just.
Patently ridiculous and I sort of say one other thing about James -- everything we have learned about him during this story has just.
Who cast him in a wonderful -- as a reporter I really wanna say that I mean everything that he did was put a reporter should do.
He -- he tried to get you know get information.
He was completely sober and serious about it at all times and I don't know I think that it's been like peeling back -- that curtain.
On the workings of the press and it's been pretty interest.
We have ever Wednesday -- the panel -- -- -- tweets James Rosen a flight risk according to FBI DOJ can't the FBI agent be prosecuted for filing.
A false affidavit -- Well I'm not sure you showed that it was -- -- have a David but it isn't preposterous idea.
Rose and being a flight risk -- mean the guy who lives and -- journalism.
Practically sleeps here I -- what you can do go to Rio and reported Portuguese.
And it isn't only that he's got a wife and the two small kids but if he left America who would ever appreciated how could -- -- I mean it was time that a -- But I mean this whole thing is -- -- they never intended to prosecution.
The reason they pretended.
And said he was a flight risk is so that they can fade his emails the way you would have co conspirator.
And that's what I think is so disturbing here.
This is so outside the rules as -- -- -- an -- was it -- because it was him because it was fox who knows but this is extremely unusual.
And very -- Quickly at the US attorney's office for the District of Columbia response today said quote we did not wiretapped the phones of any reporter or news organization.
Nor did we monitor attractive phone calls of any reporters parents.
No records were obtained from the computer servers of any news organization.
In this list they have support subscriber subscriber and called details for some numbers.
And subscriber records for other numbers.
That's the response from the US to turn quickly bill.
I believe the attorney general have to sign off on what happened with respect to James Rosen.
So should not let this be over the FBI went a little over what the attorney general -- recruiters and he's he called before congress -- to defend what he is decision.
Recruit other tweets we received -- about my tie and how it looks like whispers.
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