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FLASHBACK: Obama Administration Secretly Wiretaps Journalists

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THE DEPARTMENT OF Justice secretly obtained phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency, including records for the home phones and cell phones of individual journalists, according to the AP, in what the agency characterized as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”

The records, covering all of April and May 2012, were seized by the DoJ earlier this year and covered more than 20 separate phone lines. The records listed outgoing calls for both the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, as well as the general phone lines for AP bureaus in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and a main number used by AP reporters in the House of Representatives. – READ MORE

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  • KansasGirl

    Why no arrests?

  • NoBS NoSpam

    Eric “Gun Runner” Holder already have Obstruction of Justice and Perjury for Contempt of Congress.
    Then we have Loretta “Conflict of Interest” Lynch who has openly Obstructed Justice for the whole damned world to mock.

  • candice baron

    DOJ is the worst always covers for other communists

  • MichiganAndy

    So how does obtaining phone records constitute wiretaps? Typically misleading/outright lying right winged fake news.

  • KansasGirl

    Baby Doc Obama.

  • Mike Sabota

    Look what happened to Sharyl Attikisson involving this issue…

  • dahniuru

    Do you know what a ‘wiretap’ means”

  • pennhr

    The Obama Administration complied fully with all statutory requirements in obtaining phone records.
    No journalist was wiretapped. Your heading is fake journalism.

  • chefbob

    So how does the “Scum Bag” Journalists Like those Green Apples, they have covered for O-Bummer for over 8 years.

  • playsoftball

    Probably doing same to Trump with same people involved. That should be TREASON. Especially is no warrent was issued with Cause.

  • MichiganAndy

    Paste from one of many sources of a legal definition of wiretapping, in this case American Bar Association. 2001. Standards for Criminal Justice. Electronic Surveillance. Section A, Electronic Surveillance of Private Communications. 3d ed. Washington, D.C.: American Bar Association. “Wiretapping is a particular form of Electronic Surveillance that monitors telephonic and telegraphic communication.” My mistake in asking, rather a declarative would have been more appropriate; obtaining phone records does NOT constitute wiretapping.

  • Rosia Gregg-Lambeth

    We all remembered these horrific Obama doings, including gun running ojp, Loretta Lynch, the lists goes on and on, finally we voted for TRUMP.. Our new president was voted in by republicans, democrats and all others, we want the democrats out of office, down to our reps and senators..

  • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

    These traitors to our Constitution should be lined up and shot in the back of the head ………………. COMMUNIST RUSSIAN STYLE!! Trump better get to the bottom of this crime of treason by Obama and his Communist infiltration of our Government!!

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  • Andrew Molina

    Making America Great Again will continue to unravel 8 years of demonocratic treachery – actually 16 years when Slick Willy and Hilarious the murderer are included

  • Mark Davis

    This story broke almost 4 years ago? Anything new here?

  • badass

    AG Loretta Lynch should be in jail, she must be one of the pay for play member.

  • Liz Miller

    Obama did it. He found nothing cause Trump is not involved with Russia. Go Trump

  • Kyrillos Wickenberg

    This indicates beyond a shadow of a doubt the NObama will stoop to no low to how far he will go in breaking the law and get away with it because the libtard fake news media always gives him a pass because they are in his pockets

  • Stevemi

    It was all legal..

  • Stevemi

    It was legal under the Patriot Act..

  • KansasGirl

    Legal or illegal?

  • Stevemi

    It was legal under the Patriot Act..

    What part of legal can’t you understand, is it too big of a word?

  • Paul Kersey

    establishes pattern

  • Paul Kersey

    You MUST have attended public-school if u cannot understand this !

  • KansasGirl

    Here’s what I do understand…you’re a jerk.

  • Stevemi

    Thank you, you’re ignorant.

  • KansasGirl

    Ignorance can be overcome.