Regarding The AP Phone Tapping ScandalSubmitted by kevink on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:44
How come this doesn't get more news? According to the article below the AG needs to sign off PERSONALLY on this. Have we just not gotten to discussing this yet because the IRS scandal thing is currently taking center stage? Or is this just being swept under the rug?
Or maybe it's a simpler answer - "it happened a long time ago".
Rules published by the Justice Department require that subpoenas of records of news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general, but it was not known if that happened in this case. The letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained through subpoenas was sent Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington.