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Federal snooping into journalists’ phone records compounds Obama administration’s woes
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By Pat Cunningham
May 14, 2013 9:20 a.m.

For an already besieged President Obama, THIS STORY could not have come along at a worse time:

The Justice Department secretly collected two months of telephone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press, the news service disclosed Monday in an outraged letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

The records included calls from several AP bureaus and the personal phone lines of several staffers, AP President Gary Pruitt wrote. Pruitt called the subpoenas a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into its reporting.

“These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP ...

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