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Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe
www.bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/13/2013 | By MARK SHERMAN

Posted on 05/13/2013 1:39:46 PM PDT by redreno

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 201204; 201205; ap; associatedpress; breaking; dozier; ericholder; firedoj; govtabuse; holder; mediabias; obama; obamasfault; specialprosecutor; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 1:39:46 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Smile pressholes, big brother is after you too.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: redreno
The AP always tell us that you have nothing to worry about if you have nothing to hide.
3 posted on 05/13/2013 1:42:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL!


4 posted on 05/13/2013 1:45:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: redreno

Is this why they chomped on the IRS targeting?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Drudge SIREN!!


6 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT by Dansong
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To: redreno
Oooh! I hope THIS gets some well deserved press and air time.
Maybe AP will stop kissing up now. I must be dreaming...

7 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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Even the zookeeper gets bit by the snake.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: redreno

The AP is run by communists but if it really happened this is outrageous.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: redreno

Why in the hell would the Holder Justice Dep’t do this? The AP is pretty much in bed and under the sheets with this administration.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: redreno

This is just and proper. The government is a necessary and benign institution. If any of these presstitutes were doing anything improper, then they can expect an investigation, maybe starting with a prefunctory tap on their door at 2am.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 1:51:10 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: redreno

So, Libya begins to heat up and now we get information regarding the IRS and the Justice Dept. being utilized as storm troopers to press the facist agenda?!?!? Anyone who harbors any doubt as to whether this is a criminal administration is just plain dumb - and you can’t fix dumb!


12 posted on 05/13/2013 1:51:13 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: Cyman

This is just too rich...and another Obama escapade is revealed.

If they did AP...I am sure they did others.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 1:51:48 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: redreno

Now, the AP is finding out who Obama really is.

I wonder if they will keep protecting him.

If this had been Bush or Reagan, they wouldn’t just be filing a protest. The entire knee pad media would be screaming like banshees.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 1:52:03 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3018908/posts


15 posted on 05/13/2013 1:52:22 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: penelopesire; nutmeg; onyx; maggief

Drudge has siren up for this.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 1:53:37 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: redreno

I can’t get either of you links to work.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 1:54:54 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SE Mom

I can’t get either of the posted links here to work.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 1:55:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: redreno

Last week Obama opened his mouth and said we should ignore the voices out there who speak of government tyranny. Since he’d opened his mouth, I knew he was lying. Everything he says is a lie, almost as though he is the embodiment of some Biblical prophecy or something.

Anyway, since I knew he was lying, it wasn’t a surprise to learn about the IRS targeting conservatives. Now, it looks like he’s going after the press, too.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 1:56:07 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: redreno
Could this be the last we hear from the Amen Chorus at AP ?
20 posted on 05/13/2013 1:56:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: redreno
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.

So what is the AP going to do about it?

21 posted on 05/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

What will Holder do with this?

The AP is almost always on the side of the Marxist.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Maybe overloaded? I’m posting from phone but can’t get on either.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I doubt it. Protecting Democrats is a reflex for them.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 1:58:40 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: justlurking

“Now, the AP is finding out who Obama really is.

I wonder if they will keep protecting him.”

Odd, I knew who Obama really is by listening to his campaign speeches in 2008. Nothing has really changed.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 1:59:05 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: redreno

I don’t see what the big deal is. My employers have always reserved the right to monitor my email and internet usage at work. The Obama administration is just doing the same thing with their employees at AP.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 1:59:08 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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28 posted on 05/13/2013 1:59:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: redreno

The question is: which tidbit of information was not supposed to get out? The administration must want to find the leak pretty bad to pull this stunt.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: onyx

” The AP is almost always on the side of the Marxist.”

Obama is starting to make serious blunders. Throwing the CIA under the bus, now AP. I guess he really DOES think he’s invinceable.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 2:01:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Cyman

I’m sure the AP agreed, they must have some “rogue” reporters that they want ousted, but fear lawsuits.

You can rest assure, that those investigations will only target the 2 or 3 conservatives who work for AP or who are independent journalists who contribute to AP.

The AP is on this for sure.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 2:02:21 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Just wow!


32 posted on 05/13/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Moonman62

Well, we’ll see about that.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 2:03:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: onyx

WOW is my thought too!


34 posted on 05/13/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m actually thrilled about this...LOL.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 2:04:20 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

The story is available here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/05/13/justice-department-associated-press-telephone-records/2156521/


36 posted on 05/13/2013 2:05:42 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: capydick
Why in the hell would the Holder Justice Dep’t do this? The AP is pretty much in bed and under the sheets with this administration.

Did not stop Stalin from marching tens of thousands of good, loyal Communists off to the gulags.

He agreed with us, but for all the wrong reasons

Dr. Zhivago


37 posted on 05/13/2013 2:06:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: onyx

So am I. AP can hurt Obama,


38 posted on 05/13/2013 2:06:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: redreno

Let’s seeee....

1. Benghazi
2. Conservative organizations targeted by the IRS
3. Kathleen Sebelis raising money from regulated insurance companies
4. Fallen Navy SEALs insulted by gov’t-invited Islamic “cleric”
5. Fast and Furious (almost forgotten at the moment)
6. The “red-line” of chemical weapons crossed without an answer (this one will get lost, for sure)
7. Ignoring court orders about recess appointments (ditto)
8. AP phone records

I’m pretty sure I’m missing something. Time to call for new electio... oh wait, we don’t have a Prime Minister.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 2:07:05 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: redreno

Next move...watch how fast congress passes a law to make this retroactively legal. Yes, yes, even though team red has the championship wrestling belt in the house of reps, it will get done. Why....? Because it’s a safe bet that at least the past two administrations did the same thing.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 2:07:06 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: onyx

for one thing it’s gonna fire-up the Free Julian Assange crowd to about 11....


41 posted on 05/13/2013 2:07:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BitWielder1

This will tick off ALL news orgs. It could be AP today, “me” tomorrow. If D-friendly AP is treated this way by Obama’s DOJ, what’s to stop a future DOJ under a future R POTUS from being subjected to the same treatment Say a future Nixon going after WaPo reporters’ phone calls/emails.

I’d like to know what judge signed off on letting DOJ have this info and under what law(s).


42 posted on 05/13/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: redreno

LMAO - AP, you better put some ice on that, lol...

commie’s are such morons. they just love it when this stuff happens to us and are so stupid they don’t understand that in reality, they’ll be in the gas chamber before us.


43 posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: redreno

Man! I’m really hard to convince. My take is...it’s another red herring, a la the IRS tempest in a teapot. The AP? Come on; the AP IS the leftist media. What do they care if Holder listens in?

The O administration is still deflecting from the biggest story so far: Benghazi. There is SO MUCH to uncover, of which any one thing could fatally damage the entire O administration and what it has done and is doing to the military...and our Republic!


44 posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:47 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Looks like its tied to a previous attempt of The Dear Leader to downplay Al Qaeda shenanigans.


45 posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:53 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Yes.


46 posted on 05/13/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: EDINVA
I’d like to know what judge signed off on letting DOJ have this info and under what law(s).

Yes, that will certainly be interesting.

47 posted on 05/13/2013 2:20:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: don-o

Oh boy, bring the popcorn, this is going to be great. Obama decides to cut off the hand that protects him. There will be some doosey press conferences in the future. Ozero will not be present of course, he will trot out his bispectaled potato headed mouth piece Carney.


48 posted on 05/13/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Perhaps this is just a gentle reminder of who owns who?

I hope Suzie Sweelies likes very rough sex, she's gonna get a lot of it!

49 posted on 05/13/2013 2:23:33 PM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As someone on here said (maybe it was you) the progressives don’t even consider Republicans as a credible threat anymore and the internal purges have begun....


50 posted on 05/13/2013 2:23:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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