Kim is fighting charges that he leaked classified information about North Korea to Rosen, Fox’s chief Washington correspondent. The case attracted attention after it was revealed last month that the Justice Department had aggressively investigated Rosen’s news-gathering activities and labeled him as a possible co-conspirator in the case.
The department has said it never intended to prosecute Rosen. But the characterization in a search-warrant affidavit prompted an uproar from First Amendment watchdogs and government-transparency advocates already upset by the department’s decision to secretly seize phone records of Associated Press journalists in a separate leak probe.
Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993. He began his reporting career at the Rocky Mountain News and joined The Post in 1980. He has covered local and federal courts, the Supreme Court and the State Department. Follow him on Twitter.
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) - With the announcement Wednesday that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, center, would replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser, and that Samantha Power, left, would replace Rice as ambassador, women have again achieved parity on Obama’s team of top national security advisers
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What a difference a day — and one nominee — makes. President Obama has come up with a fairly gender-balanced national security team. (Perhaps they can field that coed softball team down on the Mall now?)
With the announcement Wednesday that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice would replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser, and that Samantha Power would replace Rice as ambassador, women have again achieved parity on Obama’s team of top national security advisers, something that seemed a fading prospect as many of Obama’s early picks were men and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the job in February.
We count the elite group as Rice, Power, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and CIA Director John Brennan — though others could define the group more broadly. Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, while not a Cabinet member, is at the table, and Attorney General Eric Holder also provides counsel.
Overall, the men still outrank the women, so actual parity remains elusive for now.
With Emily Heil
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