Now a Third Scandal...Barack Milhous Obama Strikes Again!

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(Reuters)- The Associated Press on Monday said the U.S. government secretly seized telephone records of AP offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012, describing the acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations.

AP Chief Executive Gary Pruitt, in a letter posted on the agency's website, said the AP was informed last Friday that the Justice Department gathered records for more than 20 phone lines assigned to the agency and its reporters.

"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters," Pruitt said in the letter, which was addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder.

An AP story on the records seizure said the government would not say why it sought the records.

But it noted that U.S. officials have previously said the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia was conducting a criminal investigation into information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on an airplane headed for the United States.

Five reporters and an editor involved in that story were among those whose phone numbers were obtained by the government, the AP said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia, which notified the AP of the seizure, issued a statement on Monday saying it was "careful and deliberative" when dealing with issues around freedom of the press.

"We take seriously our obligations to follow all applicable laws, federal regulations, and Department of Justice policies when issuing subpoenas for phone records of media organizations," the office said.

A Justice Department spokesman referred inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The seized phone records were for April and May of 2012 and AP bureaus in New York, Hartford and Washington were among those affected, as well as an AP phone at the U.S. House of Representatives press gallery, the AP said.

The records seized included general AP switchboard numbers and an office shared fax line, according to the AP story on the probe.

(Additional reporting By Ben Berkowitz in Boston; Editing by Warren Strobel and Paul Simao)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-...
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May 13, 2013
 
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They canít afford any leaks, in this Administration. Too much stuff going on that canít stand the light of day.

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May 13, 2013
 
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
(Reuters)- The Associated Press on Monday said the U.S. government secretly seized telephone records of AP offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012, describing the acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations.
AP Chief Executive Gary Pruitt, in a letter posted on the agency's website, said the AP was informed last Friday that the Justice Department gathered records for more than 20 phone lines assigned to the agency and its reporters.
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters," Pruitt said in the letter, which was addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder.
An AP story on the records seizure said the government would not say why it sought the records.
But it noted that U.S. officials have previously said the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia was conducting a criminal investigation into information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on an airplane headed for the United States.
Five reporters and an editor involved in that story were among those whose phone numbers were obtained by the government, the AP said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia, which notified the AP of the seizure, issued a statement on Monday saying it was "careful and deliberative" when dealing with issues around freedom of the press.
"We take seriously our obligations to follow all applicable laws, federal regulations, and Department of Justice policies when issuing subpoenas for phone records of media organizations," the office said.
A Justice Department spokesman referred inquiries to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The seized phone records were for April and May of 2012 and AP bureaus in New York, Hartford and Washington were among those affected, as well as an AP phone at the U.S. House of Representatives press gallery, the AP said.
The records seized included general AP switchboard numbers and an office shared fax line, according to the AP story on the probe.
(Additional reporting By Ben Berkowitz in Boston; Editing by Warren Strobel and Paul Simao)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-...
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It's the cover up Jethro.

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May 13, 2013
 
This certainly explains one reason for the shift we see in reporting over the past few days.
NBC Nightly News tonight is looking like Huntley-Brinkley in 1959 with very unflattering coverage of this story, Benghazi and the IRS. This is the most "conservative" newscast I've seen on NBC in over a decade.

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May 13, 2013
 
Buh-bye, Bammy.

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May 13, 2013
 
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Buh-bye, Bammy.
Oh, he's going to go all sulky on everyone. Such a spoiled child.

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Oh, he's going to go all sulky on everyone. Such a spoiled child.
Much to his disbelief, he will find he not above the law.
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Oh, he's going to go all sulky on everyone. Such a spoiled child.
Nothing's going to happen with Benghazi or the IRS. The American Pravda has his back.

The story that might bring him down is the AP spying on journalists story. But then again they went after Woodward, so who knows with these hacks anymore?

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A trip down memory lane: Remember how the Valerie Plame non-scandal was beat to death by a media trying to turn it into a scandal?

Now we have real, actual scandals on our hands and the American Pravda circles their wagons to protect their "boy".

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Nothing's going to happen with Benghazi or the IRS. The American Pravda has his back.
The story that might bring him down is the AP spying on journalists story. But then again they went after Woodward, so who knows with these hacks anymore?
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A trip down memory lane: Remember how the Valerie Plame non-scandal was beat to death by a media trying to turn it into a scandal?
Now we have real, actual scandals on our hands and the American Pravda circles their wagons to protect their "boy".
Either Obama or Hillary will survive this, but not both. And if Hillary is ruined, she and Bill will unleash whatever they have on Obama.
Worst case scenario...Hillary will never be president.
Best case scenario...they're both toast, one way or the other.
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May 13, 2013
 
You guys and your fabricated scandals are really getting boring. This will have blown over by the end of the week.
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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
You guys and your fabricated scandals are really getting boring. This will have blown over by the end of the week.
The IRS and AP Scandals are not going to go away. Or did you miss the cases on "equal protection" when you were in law school?
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The IRS and AP Scandals are not going to go away. Or did you miss the cases on "equal protection" when you were in law school?
No, but you obviously did. Equal protection has nothing to do with either issue.

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
You guys and your fabricated scandals are really getting boring. This will have blown over by the end of the week.
You really aren't too bright.
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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>You really aren't too bright.
You really are hysterical.

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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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The IRS and AP Scandals are not going to go away. Or did you miss the cases on "equal protection" when you were in law school?
Hate it when you are spot on ayse wipe,

On Friday morning Moran tweeted,ďA truly Nixonian abuse of power by the Obama administration: IRS Apologizes for Targeting Conservative Groups.Ē

ABC new hardly a right wing tool.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/abcs-terry-mor...

As in the case of Nixon an impeachable offence.

And then as you have said humor is based in truth.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-t...

get ready Obama worshipers.
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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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No, but you obviously did. Equal protection has nothing to do with either issue.
I think if you do some quick googling you will find that it does indeed apply to the IRS (which is what I intended by the comment).

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You really are hysterical.
I was being kind to you...only a complete and utter Soetoro knee-padder thinks these scandals are going away.
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I think if you do some quick googling you will find that it does indeed apply to the IRS (which is what I intended by the comment).
I'll get concerned when the IRS issue gets connected to the White House.
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I think if you do some quick googling you will find that it does indeed apply to the IRS (which is what I intended by the comment).
You sure are having some issues in not being clear tonight, eh Bob?

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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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The IRS and AP Scandals are not going to go away. Or did you miss the cases on "equal protection" when you were in law school?
One of the three impeachable offenses they had on Nixon was using the IRS to target enemies. But he resigned before the impeachment vote. I believe it was Chuck Colson and Dean that did prison time for that.

I don't hink Benghazi is going to go away either. The hearings just raised more questions and more whistleblowers are lining up.

The press is turning against him.

Week before last the dems were calling Obamacare a 'train wreck.'

Arrogance always comes at a price. Michelle will leave him. Eric Holder's not going to go to jail for him. Hoe he kept in touch with Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright.

Thing is, Biden lied too. That leaves Speaker of the House in sucession, doesn't it? Isn't that how we got Gerald Ford?

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