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Sun May 26, 2013, 07:53 AM

Leak Inquiries Show How Wide a Net U.S. Cast


WASHINGTON — Even before the F.B.I. conducted 550 interviews of officials and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters in a leak investigation connected to a 2012 article about a Yemen bomb plot, agents had sought the same reporters’ sources for two other articles about terrorism.

And agents tracing the leak of a highly classified C.I.A. report on North Korea to a Fox News reporter pulled electronic archives showing which officials had gained access to the report and had contact with the reporter on the day of the leak.

The emerging details of these and other cases show just how wide a net the Obama administration has cast in its investigations into disclosures of government secrets, querying hundreds of officials across the federal government and even some of their foreign counterparts.

The result has been an unprecedented six prosecutions and many more inquiries using aggressive legal and technical tactics. A vast majority of those questioned were cleared of any leaking.

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Reply Leak Inquiries Show How Wide a Net U.S. Cast (Original post)
kentuck May 2013 OP
alp227 May 2013 #1
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2013 #2
George Gently May 2013 #7
SomethingFishy May 2013 #3
woo me with science May 2013 #4
George Gently May 2013 #8
ProSense May 2013 #5
woo me with science May 2013 #6

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:22 PM

1. The Guardian (UK) has reported on this

FBI grilled government officials over leaked story, New York Times claims

FBI agents grilled government officials and examined their email and phone logs in an effort to uncover the source of a story on Iran leaked to the New York Times, the newspaper reported.

As the Department of Justice continues to draw heat over its decision to seize the phone records from journalists at the Associated Press, the Times published an article Sunday giving fuller details of other attempts to discover those who had passed on sensitive information to the press.

It claimed that the FBI targeted the same AP reporters currently being investigated over a 2012 article about a Yemeni bomb plot for two other stories relating to terrorism. Meanwhile, a separate probe into the leaking of a CIA document on North Korea to Fox News had seen agents pull electronic data from officials, detailing who had access to the dossier and who had contact with reporter James Rosen.

The investigations into Fox News and AP stories have in recent weeks sparked protest from sections of the media, suggesting it amounts to clear government overreach. Last weekend, Associated Press's president and CEO Gary Pruitt condemned the Justice Department's actions as "unconstitutional".
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:24 PM

2. “News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.” Lord Northclif


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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:10 AM

7. The greatest felony in the NEWS BUSINESS today is to be behind,


or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."

Carl Bernstein

(emphasis mine)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:29 PM

3. It's being done by a Democratic administration..

So all is good

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:40 PM

4. We ignore this pattern at our peril.

Chilling Legal Memo From Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination of US Citizens

Obama seeks longer PATRIOT Act extension than Republicans (December 2013)

When it comes to civil liberties, apparently Democrats are just as bad as Republicans.

NSA's Massive New Spy Center to Track Your Emails, Internet Activity, and Phone Calls

Obama Quietly Signs Abusive Spy Bill He Once Vowed to Eliminate

Obama repeals Magna Carta, asserting powers our forefathers denied to Kings

Obama's Memo on Killing Americans Twists 'Imminent Threat' Like Bush

Obama no better than Bush when it comes to security vs. civil liberties.

Obama Admin Seeks Permission TO LIE In Response To FOI Requests - Even To The COURTS

NDAA on trial: Obama Administration fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

Obama administration complicit with private prison industry: President Obama's IncarcerNation

Obama, Democrats Push to Make Bush Spying Laws Permanent

NDAA, signed by Obama, is a direct attack against legitimate protest and dissent

NSA Whistleblower: All Americans under constant surveillance, all info. stored, no matter the post
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002193487; http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021935289

Bipartisan Congress Disgracefully Approves the FISA Warrantless Spying Bill for Five More Years

While Public & Media Focused on 2nd Amendment, 5th Amendment Quietly Dismantled

How the Obama administration justifies extrajudicial killing of Americans,

Judge Says Under Law Executive Branch Can Commit Acts That Sure Do Seem Unconstitutional

Obama Justice Dept. says wiretap lawsuit should not proceed

NDAA Lawsuit- Hedges v. Obama, The Last Thin Line of Defense

Federal authorities step up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement

Big Banks and FBI worked together vs Occupy

FBI Investigated 'Occupy' As Possible 'Domestic Terrorism' Threat, Internal Documents Show

FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring (Updated the OP)

Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations

Street artist behind satirical NYPD 'Drone' posters arrested

The Obama DOJ urged the Supreme Court's endorsement of strip searches.

Obama Administration Fights to Allow Warrantless GPS Tracking

Anonymous to FBI: hey, dudes, maybe you could take a break from...investigating activists....

Half a billion dollars for drones to spy on Americans

From Bradley Manning to Aaron Swartz -- The Government's Inhumane Persecution of Brave Truth Tellers

The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire...on Houston's south side

Kiriakou and Stuxnet: the danger of the still-escalating Obama whistleblower war

Can the DEA Hide a Surveillance Camera on Your Property?

Social Media and the Stasi

Homeland Security Wants to More Than Double Its Predator Drone Fleet Inside the US, Despite Safety/Privacy Invasions

CIA Behind Bizarre Censorship Incident At Alleged 9/11 Plotters’ Gitmo Trial

“I Am Wearing My Conviction As A Badge Of Honor.”

Meet the Contractors Turning America's Police Into a Paramilitary Force

How Secrecy Corrodes Democracy

Obama Quietly Issues Ruling Saying It's Legal For The FBI To Break The Law

US Pulls Plug on Iran Cable News (Press TV)

DHS Watchdog OKs 'Suspicionless' Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border

The Obama administration is aggressively growing private prisons

The Obama administration's legal battle against whistleblowers, federal unions

Obama administration mistakes journalism for espionage

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:32 AM

8. On another thread you said that, "We are Democrats."


Are you sure?

The behavior of some Democrats on this news business issue has been appalling. Not surprising, but appalling.

How willing to roll over for 'em.

The "press" and the "news business" are NOT the same.

ABC LIED to America about Benghazi and DEMOCRATS jump to defend these people?

The perfect is the enemy of the good and how soon you forget that dirty little anti-Christ and what Obama inherited.

If they can't get Obama, they'll settle for Holder.

Neither are perfect. Who is?

The cons fling it and fling it because they need a discouraged electorate.

STAND UP to these people.

They hate you.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:00 PM

5. The NYT

report is wrong on one point, and it also buries the lead: Fox officials lied about their knowledge of the subpoena.


Anyone defending this hack organization deserves to get burned.

CONFIRMED: Fox News Hack James Rosen Is A Political Operative, Not A Journalist

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:33 PM

6. kick

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