AP Chief: DOJ Grab of Reporter Phone Records Unconstitutional

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On Face the Nation Sunday, AP’s president and executive said that the government’s seizure of AP reporters phone records was unconstitutional. Gary Pruitt “called the Justice Department’s actions ‘unconstitutional’ and said the AP hasn’t ruled out legal action.”

Pruitt went on to say that sources were less willing to talk to AP journalists, which would limit information coming from news outlets.

“And if they restrict that apparatus … the people of the United States will only know what the government wants them to know and that’s not what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they wrote the First Amendment,” he said.

Legal action has not been ruled out, “It’s too early to know if we’ll take legal action but I can tell you we are positively displeased and we do feel that our constitutional rights have been violated.”

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