Why The DOJ Is Going After The AP RecordsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:52
Why The DOJ Is Going After The AP Records
By Hayes Brown on May 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm
News broke on Monday that the Department of Justice secretly sought phone records of reporters at the Associated Press, likely as part of an investigation into several national security related leaks.
Last year, the Associated Press reported that an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) plot had been foiled, thanks to a timely intervention on the part of the United States. The plan, according to the AP’s March 2012 story, involved an upgrade of the “underwear bomb” used in the failed Christmas Day 2009 bomb plot that was meant to take down a passenger airplane in Detroit, MI.