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Report: Justice Dept. Tracked Fox News, White House Phone Lines

HeadlineMay 22, 2013

New disclosures show government spying on a Fox News reporter may have ensnared the network’s other employees. The Justice Department tracked Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal phone records and emails after he obtained details of a secret government report in 2009 on North Korea. The government has named Rosen a potential “aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator” in its case against Rosen’s alleged source, State Department security adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. The New Yorker now reports that in its probe of Rosen and Kim, the government seized more than 30 phone records, including a phone line at Fox News’ Washington bureau that could have been used by multiple people. A White House phone number was also included in the probe.

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