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Subject:  Re: Comgress wiretapped Date:  5/16/2013  10:41 PM
Author:  xLife Number:  119101 of 134108

Seizing documents from what used to be a free press is not the same as wiretapping, but by harping on the semantics...

Hold on. The difference between a legal seizure of phone records and illegal wiretaps isn't a semantic quibble. There's a huge difference between the two.


...you're deflecting from the main point that the Constitutioal Scholar-in-Chief is crapping on the same Constitution he has sworn to uphold and defend--twice

No, I am not. And besides, there's nothing at all unconstitutional about seizing the APs phone records in a criminal investigation. This isn't a violation of law. It's a violation of tradition. Law enforcement authorities subpoena journalists' record all the time. What's unusual and unprecedented about this case is that the DC US attorney didn't notify the AP ahead of time.
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