Tag Archive: Phone Records


‘FALSE’: CONGRESS DENIES OBAMA CLAIM ‘EVERY MEMBER’ BRIEFED ON SURVEILLANCE

 

 

 

 

” On Friday morning, President Barack Obama defended his administration’s massive telephone records surveillance programs by explaining that “every member of Congress has been briefed on this program.”

There’s only one problem: both Republican and Democrat Congresspeople say that isn’t true. On Friday afternoon, the press office for Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), one of the authors of the Patriot Act, tweeted, “Obama’s claim that ‘every Member of Congress’ was briefed is FALSE.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUH!

 

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DOJ Tracked Phones Of Fox News Execs, Employees At WH, Pentagon And State Dept

 

 

 

” The latest report from Shannon Bream details just how far the Justice Department apparently went in its tracking of Fox News. In addition to seizing phone records and emails of reporter James Rosen, the government also monitored Rosen’s parents’ home phone line in Staten Island, N.Y.

A total of 30+ phone numbers were being tracked, including some linked to Fox News executives. The probe extended to Fox News cell phones and hard lines, including those used at workspaces inside the White House, Pentagon and State Department, according to federal court filings.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Obtains Wide Set Of Associated Press Phone records In Investigation, Using Subpoena

 

 

 

 

 

” 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.

In all, the government seized the 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 where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

The government would not say why it sought the records. Officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have provided information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States.”