Obama Orders Review of Guidelines on Investigating Reporters
Posted: 5/24/2013 | By: David G. Savage | Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama
said Thursday he was troubled by the possibility that leak
investigations may "chill" investigative journalism and said he had
asked Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to review Justice Department guidelines for going after reporters or their records.
"Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their
jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law," Obama said,
referring to those who leak secret information.