AP rips US attorney general for ‘massive and unprecedented intrusion’

by Curtis Lee Fulton

In a letter released to the public, AP CEO Gary Pruitt ripped into US attorney general Eric Holder  for ‘massive and unprecedented intrusion’ after the feds confessed to spying on journalists last week:

The sheer volume of records obtained, most of which can have no plausible connection to any ongoing investigation, indicates, at a minimum, that this effort did not comply with 28 C.F.R. §50.10 and should therefore never have been undertaken in the first place. The regulations require that, in all cases and without exception, a subpoena for a reporter’s telephone toll records must be “as narrowly drawn as possible.’’ This plainly did not happen.