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05:04 PM ET

Timeline of Justice Department's investigation of leaks, Fox News reporter

The Justice Department's recent investigation into Fox News reporter James Rosen reveals just what it is the U.S. government decides Americans are allowed to know.

To date, the Obama administration has indicted six people for leaking secrets that landed in the media's lap, more than all previous administrations combined.

Now, CNN can report new developments in the saga that has Republicans zeroing-in on Attorney General Eric Holder.

There has been sharp back and forth over what Holder knew or did not know about his Justice Department's investigation of leaked information that underpinned a 2009  Rosen report on North Korea.

Fox and its parent company, News Corp., have denied the government told them it was subpoenaing phone records of their reporter.

On Wednesday a law enforcement official showed CNN paperwork to support Justice's claim that on August 27, 2010 three messages were sent out about the subpoenas and went to both a lawyer for Fox News' parent company, News Corporation, and reporter James Rosen.

CNN contributor Ryan Lizza digs into the timeline of the investigation for CNN's "The Lead" in the video above.

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