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Thread: Breaking: U.S. Justice Dept. secretly monitored AP's phone records for 2 months

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    Default Breaking: U.S. Justice Dept. secretly monitored AP's phone records for 2 months

    The United States Justice Department led by Attorney General Eric Holder secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in April and May 2012 in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather news.

    Records were seized for more than 20 separate phone lines assigned to AP journalists and up to 100 journalists could have had their call details monitored.

    AP attorneys claim that 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.

    The purpose of the monitoring is believed to have been to trace confidential government sources contacted by reporters, specifically as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into how the AP learned of a classified CIA operation to stop a bomb plot last year.

    Government seizes AP phone records - POLITICO.com

    These latest revelations will add to the pressure on the Obama administration already under fire over Benghazi and the IRS' politically motivated targeting of conservative groups.
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    What did Astral Peaks do now?
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    this is pretty tame stuff really considering the war crimes that state perpetrates on a daily basis
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    When it happened here it was a significant factor in bringing down the government, and rightly so. Can't see it happening there unfortunately, in that utterly mucked up country.
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    they've been tapping Astral Peak's phone, he won't like that

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    Nothing new, they have been recording telephone calls from millions of people for decades now. Democrats will tell us how they protect the rights of the people but will igniore the reach of the NSA at the same time the Republicans will denounce big government but excluding of course the military. Maybe those crazy militia have a point afterall...

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    Robert Kennedy authorised the wire tapping of Martin Luther King's phone.

    Weirdly, I created an OP regarding wiretapping today.
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    Someone peeking across Astral's gate?
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    Not a shock and shows how anybody not screaming Obama's message was targeted.

    Press now.
    Last week its using IRS to target anybody who opposed him.

    Lame duck presidency and the worst of what really happened at Benghazi has yet to come out.

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    What really happened in Benghazi ?

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