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The president's top cop has finished examining himself.
And has released new rules today on dealing with reporters the move by attorney general Eric Holder comes in light of the Justice Department's targeting.
A Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen.
White House correspondent Wendell Goler on the new -- The attorney general holder -- the president for a bit less than an hour while White House wouldn't comment before the report was released late this afternoon.
In a written statement holder said quote.
The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring our nation's security and protecting the American people while at the same time safeguarding the freedom of the press.
The report addresses the collection of reporters' phone records to track the people who are leaking classified information to them.
Fox News correspondent James Rosen was named a possible hater or co conspirator -- officials say there was never any intention to prosecute him.
-- no rules appear to put reporter's phone records off limits unless the reporters are suspected of breaking the ball -- some experts would like stronger protections.
The rules also give news organizations a better chance of being told before hand that the government intends to track their phone records to give them a chance to challenge the decision.
-- Associated Press lines were track and the company wasn't cold until after the fact.
CEO Gary Pruitt said last month to some extent of the damage is already done.
In some cases government employees that we once checked in with regularly and will no longer speak to -- -- phone.
And some are reluctant to meet in person.
Attorney general holder's statement called for a media shield small.
Obama also says he supports it but he says it's not up to him as journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.
Our focus must -- on those who break the law.
That's why I've called on congress to pass a media shield law to guard against.
Government overreach -- still even if congress won't pass that shield law for reporters experts say the Justice Department can make clear it won't prosecute the.
It's possible to treat reporters like they're special even without a shield law.
If you take the view that there are particularly sensitive First Amendment issues that come into play whatever you start to look at reporters in a manner that's different from.
Ordinary members of the public.
The -- he says based on its initial read the new guidelines provide meaningful additional protections for journalists.
Fox News is not yet released a statement on the new guidelines -- -- the -- allowed in the north long Wendell thank you.
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