Skip to comments.Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe
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.
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Smile pressholes, big brother is after you too.
Is this why they chomped on the IRS targeting?
Even the zookeeper gets bit by the snake.
The AP is run by communists but if it really happened this is outrageous.
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.
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.
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!
This is just too rich...and another Obama escapade is revealed.
If they did AP...I am sure they did others.
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.
Drudge has siren up for this.
I can’t get either of you links to work.
I can’t get either of the posted links here to work.
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.
So what is the AP going to do about it?
What will Holder do with this?
The AP is almost always on the side of the Marxist.
Maybe overloaded? I’m posting from phone but can’t get on either.
I doubt it. Protecting Democrats is a reflex for them.
“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.
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.
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.
” 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.
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.
Well, we’ll see about that.
WOW is my thought too!
I’m actually thrilled about this...LOL.
The story is available here:
So am I. AP can hurt Obama,
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.
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.
for one thing it’s gonna fire-up the Free Julian Assange crowd to about 11....
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).
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.
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!
Looks like its tied to a previous attempt of The Dear Leader to downplay Al Qaeda shenanigans.
Yes, that will certainly be interesting.
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.
I hope Suzie Sweelies likes very rough sex, she's gonna get a lot of it!
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....