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Graham calls for special prosecutor to investigate IRS, Fox News cases
|Last Edited||Scott³ May 26, 2013 05:51pm|
|News Date||Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called for a special prosecutor to investigate both the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and the Justice Department’s investigations of reporters. |
Graham, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said that the IRS scandal illustrated a culture of revenge that permeates President Obama’s administration.
The Justice Department’s push to obtain emails from James Rosen, a Fox News reporter, was “clearly an overreach,” Graham said.
“James Rosen is a lot of things, but a criminal co-conspirator he is not,” Graham added. “We’re beginning to criminalize journalism, and I think that should worry us all.”
The Justice Department went after Rosen’s e-mails because of his contact with a State Department official thought to have leaked information about North Korea. Republicans have raised questions about Obama putting Attorney General Eric Holder in charge of that investigation, since it would be looking into his own department."
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