The AP Spying Story: What You Aren’t Being Told

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According to a report, the House Judiciary Committee is now investigating the possibility that Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath when he testified on May 15 about the Department of Justice’s surveillance of reporters.

According to an unnamed aide closet to the matter who spoke to The Hill, the panel is looking at a specific statement made by Holder during an exchange with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about the power of the Justice Department to prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.

“In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” Holder said.

Yet since Holder personally approved a search warrant targeting James Rosen, chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, Holder’s statement is now coming under increased scrutiny.

The NBC News report indicated that Holder himself labeled Rosen a co-conspirator in a case surrounding alleged national security leaks…

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/05/report-house-judiciary-committee.html#more

 

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