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Sen. Graham Calls For Independent Counsel to Investigate DOJ Tracking of Fox News Reporter

Obama has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the case


A top Senate Republican on Sunday called for a special or independent counsel to investigate the Justice Department tracking the phone calls and emails of a Fox News reporter, saying Attorney General Eric Holder was too involved in the process to be objective.

President Obama asked Holder last week to investigate the matter involving Fox reporter James Rosen, who in 2009 was reporting on North Korea's efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon.

Holder "signed off on the affidavit," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told "Fox News Sunday."  "This would be a good time for a special counsel or independent counsel. … This is clearly an overreach."