August 5, 2017
He should be reviewing sniper rifles.
He should be indicting them rather than subpoenaing them.
Or just having them assassinated on the street by guys with Glocks on riceburner motorcycles with no plates, Duterte style.
These journalists are the enemy of the American people and they deserve to be treated like enemy agents – terrorists.
But subpoenas are a start.
A good start, from where we were at a couple weeks ago.
The Justice Department is considering making changes to its policies on subpoenaing news organizations as part of its crackdown on government leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday.
At a news conference, Sessions said the Justice Department is cracking down on leaks coming out of the government. The department “has more than tripled the number of active leak investigations” since the end of the Obama administration in January, he said.
…Sessions did not take questions, but during an exchange with reporters after the attorney general spoke, Rosenstein declined to rule out prosecution of journalists.
“I’m not going to comment on any hypotheticals,” he said. Sessions also refused to make such an unequivocal promise at his confirmation hearings in January, although President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had vowed not to jail journalists for doing their work.
“What we’re reviewing is we’re reviewing the entire process of how we conduct media leak investigations. We’re responding to issues that have been raised by our career prosecutors and agents about why the cases take the time that they do and what we can do to conduct them more expeditiously,” Rosenstein added.
Attorney General Eric Holder tightened the media policy in 2015, making it more difficult for prosecutors to pursue such information. The action followed complaints from journalists, as well as Democrats and Republicans in Congress, that such efforts were too intrusive.
First Amendment advocates responded with alarm to the talk of making it easier to pry into journalists’ phone records or emails or even, potentially, to prosecute them.
These are not “journalists” in the First Amendment sense.
These people are working for a multinational trilliondollar enterprise of manipulating and controlling people’s thoughts. Now, they are into manipulating and controlling the way the government functions by continually sabotaging it.
They are nothing more than intelligence agents for a subversive enemy, who is both domestic and foreign.
They don’t deserve protection.
“The attorney general’s intent to revisit the guidelines is deeply troubling as is the frame he put around it today — that reporters are putting lives at risk. Journalists and news organizations have a long history of handling this information in a responsible way, working with government officials to evaluate potential harms, and taking steps to mitigate any damage when there is an overwhelming public interest in revealing it,” Reporters Committee Executive Director Bruce Brown said in a statement.
No they don’t.
“The current guidelines reflect a great deal of good-faith discussion between the news media and a wide range of interests from within the Department of Justice, including career prosecutors and key nonpolitical personnel. They carefully balance the need to enforce the law and protect national security with the value of a free press that can hold the government accountable to the people,” Brown added.
Rosenstein said he expects to meet with media representatives next week.
Trump has railed against the stream of leaks coming out of his administration, both stories including unclassified details about the day-to-day working of his White House and bigger stories about intelligence agencies and the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s relationship with Russia.
While all the officials who spoke Friday inveighed against the grave harm done by leakers, no examples were given. National Counterintelligence Executive William Evanina said that was the product of a “paradox,” where confirming the leak exacerbates the damage.
Officials took that principle so far Friday that they would not provide the actual number of leak investigations or criminal referrals, even as they claimed that the numbers had tripled when compared with earlier periods. Rosenstein said the Justice Department does not release such tallies, but the total number of referrals annually has been repeatedly disclosed in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and officials have submitted to Congress similar counts of leak investigations and even the number of suspects involved.
I wish we could get Rosenstein out of this.
He is the scumbag Jew that appointed the special prosecutor to investigate Trump – based on leaks from a leaker that his Department is refusing to prosecute, even though he admitted under oath that he did it.
How can he be trusted?
How is there not a conflict of interests?