Skip to comments.DOJ on secretly obtaining AP phone records: ‘we value the freedom of the press’
Posted on 05/13/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by Nachum
The Department of Justice issued a vague response to an Associated Press report Monday that the DOJ had secretly obtained two months worth of phone records of AP reporters and editors.
AP reported that the government would not give an explanation for why it had sought out the phone records, but noted that the DOJ had previously stated that it was looking into who leaked information to the AP for a story in May about a terror plot that was successfully deterred. In the story were details about a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder [pdf], AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt called the seizure of phone records a serious interference with APs constitutional rights to gather and report the news and demanded that the DOJ sequester the seized records and explain its actions.
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What a coincidence! The AP breaks the IRS story and the next day we find that the DoJ is going through their records.”
I think the phone-tapping “revelation” is a threat to AP.
In other words, “We know who you (reporters) have been talking to, and we know what topics you probably discussed, and if you break another story about Obamatollah, we know exactly which reporters to put in prison, and don’t think we’ll hesitate for a moment.”
You know, they had that meeting with the press earlier, Benghazi is heating up, Gosnell verdict is in, all these things reflect badly on Obama and company more so than the IRS behavior(not that I am being dismissive of it). Something just stinks hear. Maybe its collusion with the media to cover up the other things with another story or perhaps Hilary’s forces are punching back after more revelations by the State Dept. I just feel like I am being treated to a 3 ringed circus as this point.
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Won't happen...it NEVER happens.
These folks are untouchable.........
Obama’s DOJ is the most transparent organization ever.
I would recommend a controlled test of the bomb/bomber cobination in a location away from people...
Jay Carney: “Let me give you some off the record deep background. No, not you -them.”
IRS spokesmen: “It wasn’t politically motivated, just a mistake.”
Department of Justice: “We value freedom of the press.”
First they came for people in the Tea Party,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t in a Tea Party.
Then they came for people who used words like ‘constitution’ and ‘patriot’,
and I didn’t speak out because those words didn’t matter to me.
Then they came for conservative Jews and evangelical Christians
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a believer...
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
Then they passed an internet sales tax enforcement bill in the US Senate with help of about 15 RINOs (McCain and Grahamnesty naturally) and it really p...ed me off.
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