Bombshell: No national security threat? Did DOJ probe AP as payback for scooping the WH?


…The Washington Post is reporting that the CIA asked the Associated Press to sit on a story about the Yemen terror plot bust until the White House was ready to spike the football.

The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday.

AP balked and proceeded to publish that Monday afternoon. Its May 2012 report is now at the center of a controversial and broad seizure of phone records of AP reporters’ home, office and cellphone lines. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the unauthorized disclosure about an intelligence operation to stop al-Qaeda from detonating explosives aboard a U.S. airliner was among the most serious leaks he could remember, and justified secretly obtaining records from a handful of reporters and editors over a span of two months.

Wait, what? According to lying liars in the Obama administration, AP phone records were probed to uncover a leak that put the country at risk. Yet, reportedly the story was published after the AP was told, by the CIA, that there was no longer a risk. And after the AP had already sat on the story for five days.

Of course, Jay Carney would say this is also magically the fault of Fox News.

It seems the real “risk” here was the Obama administration missing a chance to gloat and pat itself on the back first

…If true, this is beyond scandalous..




Read the whole thing at Twitchy.


Also, WaPo: Eric Holder May Have Lied About that Whole ‘It Put Americans at Risk’ Thing

…The administration wanted to own the story, and wanted AP to hold off publishing until Obama et al could announce it themselves.

The CIA, which would later allow the State Department to edit the Benghazi talking points, continued arguing with the AP to delay releasing the story even after all the security concerns about it went away…


Meanwhile, Verizon Secretly Handed Over Two AP Reporters Cell Phone Records To The Feds No Questions Asked…

If you are a customer of Verizon Wireless, you might want to consider switching carriers in light of the Associated Press phone snooping scandal.

When the feds came knocking for AP journalists’ call records last year, Verizon apparently turned the data over with no questions asked…



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