Schumer Weighs In On Journalism Flap

05.27.13 | Bob Price

NEW YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER SAYS A BI-PARTISAN GROUP OF LAWMAKERS WILL LOOK AT SETTING NEW RULES ON HOW LEAKS ABOUT GOVERNMENT SECRETS ARE INVESTIGATED.
HE AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM HAVE INTRODUCED THE SO-CALLED MEDIA SHIELD BILL TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS FROM PROSECUTION.
SCHUMER SAYS BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT CAN ASK A NEWS ORGANIZATION TO DIVULGE SOURCES IT FIRST MUST GO TO A JUDGE.
IN RECENT WEEKS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS ACKNOWLEDGED SECRETLY SEIZING PHONE RECORDS FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND EMAILS OF FOX NEWS REPORTER JAMES ROSEN.