No Holiday From Obama Scandals: News Corp. Says It Wasn’t Told of Subpoena for Rosen’s Phone Records

Posted by on May 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

Gee, you mean Team Obama and that thug Eric Holder were lying? Imagine that.

News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel.

The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena.

The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter — who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen — after one of his articles had included details of a secret United States report on North Korea.

The seizure was part of the department’s case against Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department contractor investigated in connection with the North Korea leak. Mr. Kim has pleaded not guilty to leaking information and is awaiting trial. Fox News has denied that it knew about the subpoena, while Justice Department officials have said they sent notification 90 days after obtaining the records.

A law enforcement official said on Sunday that in the investigation that led to the indictment of Mr. Kim, “the government issued subpoenas for toll records for five phone numbers associated with the media.” This person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added, “Consistent with Department of Justice policies and procedures, the government provided notification of those subpoenas nearly three years ago by certified mail, facsimile and e-mail.”

A Fox News executive said the channel had never heard of the Justice Department investigation and had no knowledge of New Corporation ever being notified. A News Corporation spokesman said Sunday that the company was looking into the matter of notification. “While we don’t take issue with the D.O.J.’s account that they sent a notice to News Corp., we do not have a record of ever having received it,” Nathaniel Brown, the spokesman, said.

Guess it was lost in the mail.

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4 Responses to “No Holiday From Obama Scandals: News Corp. Says It Wasn’t Told of Subpoena for Rosen’s Phone Records”

  1. Blue Hen on 28/28/13 at 8:41 am

    Which means that they’re throwing a bone to their friends (useful idiots). They’re making it a contest between obama thugs and the eeeeevvvvviiiiilllll ‘faux news’. As if notifying the news outlet (one of the provisions that should have been followed) really matters when they went after his parent’s records, and they STILL haven’t explain why the leaks that made captain kickass look good (suxnet) were not investigated.

  2. Tina on 28/28/13 at 10:53 am

    It is a hoot that Holder’s Justice is using anonymous leaks to imply they think they probably followed the law when after-bugging reporter’s phones ostensibly to catch anonymous leakers.

    Meanwhile, the NewsCorp folks are all going on record in their own names in public to say no, they never heard from Holder’s Justice Dept.