So, first we learn that the IRS improperly targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups for tax scrutiny. Now we learn that the Justice Department searched the e-mails of a Fox News reporter, and tracked his phone calls and his comings and goings.

You can’t make this up.

UPDATE: Ryan Lizza, on The New Yorker’s website:

[T]he Obama Justice Department not only subpoenaed Rosen’s private e-mails but also said that Rosen was “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the alleged crime.

Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in an official court document, to accuse a reporter of breaking the law for conducting the routine business of reporting on government secrets.

Lizza adds:

That’s so encouraging.