Maybe this will wake them up to Obama’s Tyrannical Government. Department of Justice spies on Associated Press Journalists
The U.S. Department of Justice notified The Associated Press on Friday, May 10, that it had secretly obtained telephone records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP journalists and offices, including cell and home phone lines.
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt protested the massive intrusion into AP’s newsgathering activities in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, May 13.
In the letter Pruitt states:
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”
“We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”
Twitter Response to DOJ Spying on the AP
Here’s the letter from AP’s CEO to Eric Holder ap.org/Images/Letter-…
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) May 13, 2013
Time for a secretive WH briefing with hand-selected reporters to discuss DOJ’s bugging of their phone calls?
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 13, 2013
Holder says DOJ obtained AP phone records as part of a spontaneous reaction to a video.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) May 13, 2013