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DOJ Seizing AP Phone Records May Have Drone Connection

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...

…it means the government grabbed phone records for Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, Kimberly Dozier, Eileen Sullivan, and Alan Fram for three weeks after (and five weeks before) the UndieBomb 2.0 story Goldman and Apuzzo by-lined.

That would mean they’d get the sources for this Kimberly Dozier story published May 21 which starts,

“White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for drone attacks or raids, establishing a new procedure to vet both military and CIA targets.

More: http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/05/13/a-full-two-month-period...

After this story by Dozier, Brennan began what Wheeler describes as an “enormous propaganda campaign” that tried to cover up for just how illegal and unwieldy the drone program is.

Meaning: the DoJ may have been targeting Dozier’s sources. A chilling prospect, indeed.

Link: http://iroots.org/2013/05/13/breaking-doj-seizing-ap-phone-r...