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 H. HolderEric Holder group to sue Georgia over redistricting Eric Holder to Trump: 'Taking a knee is not without precedent' Juan Williams: Momentum builds against gerrymandering MORE

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Committee chairman Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open House bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Warrantless wiretapping reform legislation circulates on Capitol Hill MORE (R-Va.), ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Reps. Jim SensenbrennerJames SensenbrennerHouse panel to hold hearing on online sex trafficking next week Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program House panel strikes deal on surveillance reforms MORE (R-Wis.) and Bobby ScottBobby ScottOvernight Regulation: SEC chief grilled over hack | Dems urge Labor chief to keep Obama overtime rule | Russia threatens Facebook over data storage law Dems call on DeVos to work with CFPB to protect student borrowers Dems offer alternative to Trump administration's child care proposal 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.