Another step reaches the Cabinet

The dam is cracking:

Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search
warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible
co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized
seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News
on Thursday.

disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack
Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had
agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations
that involve journalists.

Eric Holder’s ability to protect Obama has just been compromised.  Not necessarily destroyed, but compromised. Even the Obama defenders in the media are going to be nervous about permitting this sort of precedent, knowing it can be used against them.