What I find incredibly interesting about this is that it has taken The Press this experience of having their own PERSONAL privacies compromised to take action! Isn’t it interesting the way The Light works?-A.M.
By Susan Duclos
Reports on the Obama administrations attack on the free press just keeps on coming, as The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtains documents showing that the Justice Department went further than reports showed yesterday in tracking and obtaining the personal emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen, then the update that up to three Fox News staffers were targeted, but now, “lawyers for Justice Department seized phone records from two staffers at
the White House and five Fox News reporters, bringing the total to 30
In all, Ronald C. Machen, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the District of
Columbia, has seized records associated with over thirty different phone
numbers. In the filing that included the new information, the last four
digits of each telephone line targeted by the Obama Administration are
redacted. Two of the numbers begin with area code 202 and the exchange
456, which, according to current and former Administration officials,
are used exclusively by the White House. (The phone number for the White
House switchboard is (202) 456-1414.)
At least five other numbers targeted by the
government include the area code 202 and the exchange 824. The phone
number for the Fox News Washington bureau, which is publicly available,
is (202) 824-0001. Rosen’s work phone number at Fox News begins with the
same area code and exchange.
William Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney, told The New Yorker
this afternoon, “Because that information is sealed, I can’t confirm
the owner or subscriber for any of those records.” Asked if the phone
numbers of any reporters had been targeted in the Kim investigation,
Miller said he could not comment.