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DOJ Seizes AP Phone Records - Update with WH response



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The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.


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White House and AG Office responds


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The White House has "no knowledge" of the Justice Department's efforts to obtain phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

“Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP," he said in a statement.

"We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department," he added. "Any questions about an ongoing criminal investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice.”

A Justice Department spokeswoman referred a request for comment to Bill Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington, which is conducting a probe on the leaking of information about Syria to the AP.

"We take seriously our obligations to follow all applicable laws, federal regulations, and Department of Justice policies when issuing subpoenas for phone records of media organizations," Miller said in a statement.

The Justice Department's rules "require us to make every reasonable effort to obtain information through alternative means before even considering a subpoena for the phone records of a member of the media," Miller said. "We must notify the media organization in advance unless doing so would pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation. Because we value the freedom of the press, we are always careful and deliberative in seeking to strike the right balance between the public interest in the free flow of information and the public interest in the fair and effective administration of our criminal laws."



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Holden Caulfield
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This should be interesting





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Just read that let's see how the WH spins this.





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That's what they get for daring to question the One.





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ShoeBang
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"....A Matter of National Security" in 3...2..





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90proofprofessional
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like Bush administration, except on the juice





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doubleb
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Whoa brother, the AP isn't CNS or Fox.

Freedom of the press is just an amendment to the Constitution.






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CITWTT
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I am shocked I tell you. Nah, nothing that is being controlled by DC and the CORRUPT AS HELL occupants of the WH that surprises me anymore. When, oh when, will a liiberalista stop sucking on the balls to admit that this is an administration totally out of control becaue it is addicted to power at all costs.





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LOL.





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dante
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There is no way this administration would stoop to that level. They have to much respect for the media and 1st Amendment. Why else would this administration be so incestuous with MSM. That must be an Onion article.











Sarcasm 10/10






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"Don't look over there, look over here! Look at the silly frog! What's he smilin' about? He goes ribbit! Hippity hoppity! He's gonna eat some flies! Forward!"







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AP's done. It's over.





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NHTIGER
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bump





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The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media and has brought six cases against people suspected of leaking classified information, more than under all previous presidents combined.


most transparent...frick

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Justice Department published rules require that subpoenas of records from news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general but it was not known if that happened in this case.

who is fallin on that sword?






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dante
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If Fast & Furious didn't bring down Holder, maybe this will. What a great week for this administration.





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:sabaneatingoatmealpie:





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GoBigOrange86
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:sabaneatingoatmealpie:


This took me a little bit. I thought, at first, it was referring to Nick Saban feasting on a pie made of ground goat.






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KaiserSoze99
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AP's done. It's over.







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The cynic in me almost has me wondering if this why we are seeing some of the hard questions the white house has been getting lately.





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