By DYLAN BYERS |
7/12/13 2:13 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder's new guidelines on criminal leak investigations involving members of the media would prevent the FBI from labeling reporters as co-conspirators, according to details leaked to Reuters and The New York Times by an unnamed Justice Dept. official.
The guidlines would also make it more difficult for prosecutors to obtain a journalistís telephone records without informing them of the subpoena, according to the Justice Dept. official, who said the guidelines went "as far as the department can go on its own until Congress passes the media shield legislation."