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Thousands and Thousands of Associated Press Phone Calls Monitored by DOJ
Town Hall ^ | 5/29/13 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 05/29/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by Nachum

The Associated Press scandal just keeps getting worse, and we haven't even started yet. AP CEO Gary Pruitt informed staffers Wednesday that the Department of Justice monitored, not one, not twenty, but "thousands and thousands" of phone calls made by reporters and editors.

Associated Press president and chief executive Gary Pruitt told staff at a Wednesday town hall meeting that the phone records obtained by the government included "thousands and thousands" of calls in and out of the news organization, according to a staffer who attended.

Pruitt said Wednesday that the Obama administration acted as "judge, jury and executioner" in secretly obtaining the news organization's records, a criticism he also leveled in a recent appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."

During the town hall, Pruitt reiterated that the AP did not report on a CIA-thwarted terrorist plot in May 2012 out of national security concerns until sources indicated the Obama administration was going to announce it publicly.

Meanwhile, calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign are getting louder....from liberals. Over to you, Jonathan Turley:

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; ap; associated; bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; dojphonescandal; holder; holderperjury; impeach; justiceisblind; liar; monitored; perjury; press; racist; rosen; threatmatrix; tyrant

1 posted on 05/29/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/29/2013 3:05:01 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

That’s not a surprise, is it? We know they got records for about 100 phone lines, which for a news organization would generate to “thousands of calls” in no time at all.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 3:14:45 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

geneeate to = generate OR add up to


4 posted on 05/29/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

oops, 100 journalists but only 20 phone lines.


5 posted on 05/29/2013 3:17:58 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum

Does “monitored” mean “listened to” as in “wiretapped”?

Or does “monitored” mean “looked at the log” with “From Phone”, “To Phone”, “Call Began”, and “Call Ended” statistics only?

Statistics are bad enough. Listening into the conversation is a huge worse step.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 3:20:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: Nachum
So there are tapes with Sen. Schumer talking to reporters?
And Sen. Reid talking to reporters?
And Sen. Graham talking to reporters?
All these tapes should be made public and see the light of day and the innocent people who were unaware that they were being taped should be notified.
We need this transparency.
And no matter how hard the scrubbing is, with this kind of information, it will be available to someone, somewhere.
The Obama Tapes should be made into a book or movie.
TWB
7 posted on 05/29/2013 3:20:50 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Nachum

I hope they turn on the Marxist.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 3:20:52 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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9 posted on 05/29/2013 3:22:30 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
"I hope they turn on the Marxist."

I bet they say "Thank you, sir! May I have another?"

10 posted on 05/29/2013 3:23:45 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Nachum
Is there any FReeper having a LinkedIn group?

The regime has their people monitoring us there also.

11 posted on 05/29/2013 3:24:05 PM PDT by Isara
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To: Nachum
Well, Mr. Holder, how about this?

Hey, ya got da wrong guy, I recused myself from everything and I don't know nuthin' about nuthin'.

12 posted on 05/29/2013 3:30:35 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Nachum

Not twenty, but 'thousands'.

Wanna bet is was not restricted to just FoxNews and AP, but included other 'news' organizations, as well?
13 posted on 05/29/2013 3:39:10 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Nachum

I hope the press wakes up.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Gee who saw that coming? :-)


15 posted on 05/29/2013 3:46:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

Oh my.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 3:49:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum
Department of Justice monitored

I had understood before that the DOJ had phone records before, which would be a listing of calls made. Interesting they use the word monitored here. That would imply that they actually listened to the calls. Much more damning IMO. Patriot Act at work...

17 posted on 05/29/2013 3:52:42 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative
"I had understood before that the DOJ had phone records before, which would be a listing of calls made. Interesting they use the word monitored here. That would imply that they actually listened to the calls. Much more damning IMO. Patriot Act at work..."

That would be my understanding of "monitoring". Deeper we go...

18 posted on 05/29/2013 4:00:39 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see)
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To: Isara

Obama has one more card to play.....lightin up the drones...


19 posted on 05/29/2013 4:10:21 PM PDT by advertising guy (America is bein killed w/o one bullet bein fired.........from either side)
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To: Nachum
So there are tapes/recordings of US Senators talking to reporters?

How do we know it's not the Senators that Holder wanted data on??

20 posted on 05/29/2013 4:11:52 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jiggyboy

This is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG for WITHHOLDER and THE FOREIGNER. You can bet the same SECRET SOCIETY government corruption was taking place in every action this REGIME was involved in. It started with the ELIGIBILITY ISSUE that was swept under the rug by the socialist frauds in the MSM and continues today with these latest scandals.


21 posted on 05/29/2013 4:14:07 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Duke of Milan

Like many here, I can’t believe that this was only done to the AP. Thousands!. That would imply NSA type computers, which would require Sys. Admins, technicians, database people and software. There is no way they would have limited this to the AP. They have others who would rate much higher on their enemy list than the AP. These people do not have the integrity of character to resist using it on anyone including the tea party organizations and even private citizens. And as pointed out who is to say that they aren’t actually more interested in the persons on the other ends of these communications. There is no way they confined this behavior to just the AP.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 4:29:34 PM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama

Holy crap! ! Thousands? !?!


23 posted on 05/29/2013 4:40:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Nachum

“Two legs baaaad, four legs goooood” BBBBAAAHHH

(two days later)

“Four legs goooood, two legs betterrrrr!” BBBBAAAHHH

At what point did the Orwellian sheep get a clue?

Aww shuxx, THEY DIDN’T!!

If you have no idea what this post means, you are a SUPER LOW information type.

CEEEYA!


24 posted on 05/29/2013 4:47:45 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Nachum

Monitored by DOJ? Who, specifically were the employees that did that? Was it really the DOJ or the NSA, or DHS? Specifically, the names of those employees needs to be aired.

When people say the military or those in government would never turn on We the People, sure they would and this type of case continues to prove it.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 4:51:42 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Nachum

Hopefully this will soon enrage enough MSM people that they will wake up and perhaps help bring 0bastard down; they put him there, and they can take him down.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 4:55:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: IamConservative
Interesting they use the word monitored here. That would imply that they actually listened to the calls.

Exactly.

27 posted on 05/29/2013 4:56:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SE Mom

As others have said we only know about these two. Remember the article from the Canadian Press that claimed media was being threatened

It’s a patterned. Control the press. Control the message. Control the country.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 5:53:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
"not one, not twenty, but "thousands and thousands" of phone calls"

Sounds serious.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


29 posted on 05/29/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


30 posted on 05/29/2013 6:22:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum
I don't want to be part of a ping list.

This is going to sour the cozy relationship between the Big Zero and the MSM. This will sink the Big Zero's legacy.

31 posted on 05/29/2013 6:34:35 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Nachum

I assume they listened in to the calls too. Am I wrong to assume this?


32 posted on 05/29/2013 7:25:43 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: jiggyboy

If I had to choose to take Obama or Holder’s place, or cut off my penis, I’d have a difficult decision to make...

This is getting ugly on a historic scale.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 9:45:05 PM PDT by Bshaw (,A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: onyx; Nachum

” I hope they turn on the Marxist.”

Only a person happy to be a slave would accept this.


34 posted on 05/30/2013 9:45:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You’re right.


35 posted on 05/30/2013 9:46:18 AM 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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