The Obama Administration has a rap sheet that doesn’t seem to be getting shorter (particularly this year’s IRS scandal and the cover-up of Benghazi) so why don’t we add AP phone spying to that list too? This isn’t an administration merely “drunk on power.” This is a dangerous alcoholic. Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com covers the AP phone spying scandal in…
With the White House already reeling from its complicity in the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS controversy, it emerged …that the so-called “most transparent administration” in history had, via the US Department of Justice, “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.”
…the government refuses to divulge why it sought the records, which included 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012…
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters,” said AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt in a letter to Attorney General Holder. “These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know. We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”
Sen. Rand Paul accuses the President of “using the power of his government to investigate his enemies.” Paul, in an interview with Fox News, condemned Obama for his “faux outrage” over the recent IRS scandal and pointed out how the guilty parties weren’t even fired. Will anything be done about these abuses of power?
“This sounds like a President somewhat drunk on power, not cautious about how he uses power,” says Paul.
Read more about the AP phone spying on Infowars. After all these scandals, are we still the same country we were 10 years ago? 20 years ago? How much is too much? What will it take before you feel a need to do something about it? Leave your thoughts below!
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