House panel vows report on Justice's probe of Fox reporter

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced plans to issue a report on the Justice Department’s secret spying of a Fox News reporter's emails and phone records, a move that came after a meeting with Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFlake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense Former Fox News correspondent James Rosen left amid harassment allegations: report Issa retiring from Congress MORE

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Committee chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteFreedom Caucus chair: GOP leaders don't have votes to avoid shutdown Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown MORE (R-Va.), ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Reps. Jim SensenbrennerFrank (Jim) James SensenbrennerOprah could be Democrats’ key to beating Trump House gavel with impeachment power up for grabs Clock ticking down on NSA surveillance powers MORE (R-Wis.) and Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottImpeachment looms over Dem choice on Judiciary Overnight Regulation: FCC, FTC unveil plan to police internet after net neutrality repeal | Justices turn down case on LGBT worker rights | Dems seek delay of new tipping rule | Industry sues over California drug pricing law Overnight Finance: Scorekeeper says House tax bill won't pay for itself | Fight over Treasury's analysis of tax plan | GOP worries about tax bill's unpopularity | What's ahead in year end spending fight MORE (D-Va) said the private meeting with Holder revealed new information about the DOJ’s leak investigation involving the reporter, James Rosen.

“The House Judiciary Committee intends to issue a report outlining its findings of its investigation into this matter,” the four lawmakers said in a statement following the meeting.

Rosen was named as a criminal co-conspirator in a search warrant that was part of the government’s case against Steven Kim, a State Department employee who has been charged with allegedly leaking sensitive information to Rosen. Kim has pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

Goodlatte and the committee have questioned Holder repeatedly about his involvement in signing off on the warrant. They have focused on whether the nation’s top cop intended to prosecute Rosen as part of the case against Kim.

Holder testified before the committee — and has repeatedly restated in letters to the panel — that the DOJ has never sought to bring charges against a journalist as part of any leak investigation.

In their statement following the meeting with Holder on Friday, the lawmakers said they got answers about the specifics of the case that they had been seeking, though they did not detail what information was revealed.

“We felt it was prudent to hold a private meeting with Attorney General Holder due to the pending prosecution of Mr. Kim,” said the lawmakers.

“The private meeting afforded us the opportunity to ask Attorney General Holder substantive questions about the ongoing prosecution and the relationship between Mr. Kim and Mr. Rosen that he would not have been able to answer in a public setting.”

No date has been set for the release of the committee’s report.