By Jacob Misener

U.S. government seizes two months of phone records belonging to AP reporters and editors


According to several reports, the United States Justice Department secretly obtained two months’ worth of telephone records of Associated Press (AP) reporters, as well as an editor, in what AP chief executive officer Gary Pruitt called a “massive and unprecedented intrustion” into the inner workings of a news-gathering organization.

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of the Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering...

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