Federal Judge Finds Probable Cause Fox News Reporter Helped Leak Classified Docs
Court records did not identify Rosen by name, but government officials confirmed to the Post that he was a target in the case. Both Rosen and Fox News declined to respond to the paper about the allegations.
In the court documents, FBI agent Reginald Reyes described a cloak-and-dagger system of communication and meetings between Kim and Rosen, including one or more “face-to-face” meetings at the State Department. The FBI tracked key cards to determine that both men entered and exited the State Department within minutes of each other.
Reyes said that the evidence showed that Rosen had broken the law, “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”
Rosen had allegedly instructed Kim how to send codes through a Google account to signal if a meeting was taking place: “One asterisk means to contact them, or that previously suggested plans for communication are to proceed as agreed; two asterisks means the opposite.”
According to the affidavit, Rosen asked Kim to provide “what intelligence is picking up” so that he could break the news “ahead of my competitors.” He also said he would “love to see some internal State Department analyses.”
Isn’t the espionage?