Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Is The U.S. Government Spying On Reporters To Find Leakers?

New York Post: The government is spying on journalists to find leakers

There was a big ruckus four years ago when the Associated Press announced that telephone records for 20 of its reporters had been subpoenaed by the Justice Department.

The government was apparently looking for CIA leaks about an operation in Yemen.

Well, a Washington source of mine tells me it’s happening again. The Justice Department has gotten a warrant from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — also known as the FISA court — to conduct electronic surveillance on a group of journalists who’ve been the recipient of leaked information, the source said.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: I felt uncomfortable when President Obama was doing it ....

U.S. Justice Department Seizes AP Journalists' Phone Records -- News Roundup (May 14, 2013)
Is The White House Targeting The Press? (May 21, 2013)
White House Will Now Pursue Changes On Press Probe Guidelines (July 23, 2013)

And if this report is true .... I feel uncomfortable now.

1 comment:

TWN said...

Unfortunately it seems that we are moving to or are in, an Orwell/Huxley nightmare that will only get worse. Lies, BS,surveillance and in Canada and many US States Pot/Soma.