The Justice Department seized the telephone records of at least five Fox News reporters and several White House staffers in connection with the 2009 probe into a former State Department contractor who is accused of leaking classified information to Fox journalist James Rosen.
The disclosure came in a document filed in the case of the former contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, on Oct. 13, 2011, The New Yorker reported today.
Kim is a former State Department contractor accused of violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking classified information to Rosen.
Ronald C. Machen Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia who is prosecuting the case, seized records associated with at least five telephone numbers associated with Fox, two numbers at the White House, and one that has the same area code and exchange as Rosen’s personal cellphone number.
The last four digits of that telephone number are redacted in the document, The New Yorker reports.
In all, Machen had seized records associated with more than 30 different phone numbers, according to the filing.
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