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Earlier today, we pondered one of the many questions raised by last night's bombshell story on an FBI affidavit implicating Sen. Ron Calderon, D Montebello: Who leaked this information?

Reporters who have invested considerable time on unraveling the potential case against Calderon since federal agents swooped down on the senator's office back in June, so they would love know how Al Jazeera America -- not typically a major force in the Capitol press corps -- got the scoop.

As it turns out, the FBI would be interested in an answer too.

In an email to reporters, FBI Los Angeles field office spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said she could neither confirm nor deny details of the Al Jazeera America report first detailing allegations in the affidavit. But she said the FBI is looking into the report's source.

"I realize that many of you have questioned the suspected unauthorized disclosure of a sealed court document," Eimiller wrote. "In response, I can confirm for you that this matter has been referred to the appropriate authorities at the Department of Justice for investigation."

PHOTO: Tony Beard, the Senate's chief sergeant at arms escorts FBI agents to Senator Ron Calderon's office at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California on Tuesday night, June 4, 2013. The Sacramento Bee/Jose Luis Villegas.


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