From Sac Bee:
Federal judges should be on notice: The U.S. Justice Department seems fully prepared to stretch the truth – or worse, spread falsehoods – to obtain search warrants. That’s what it did in labeling a journalist as an espionage “co-conspirator” for simply doing what reporters have always done – attempting to solicit information from government employees.
As has now been revealed by the Washington Post, the FBI obtained a search warrant in 2009 allowing it to track the emails and phone records of James Rosen, a Fox News reporter. Rosen was working on a story about how North Koreawas likely to react to U.N. sanctions. Rosen reportedly received information from Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department adviser who had received a top-secret CIA memo predicting that the North Koreans might conduct a nuclear missile test in response to U.N. sanctions.