Justice Department admits to spying on Associated Press

The president of the Associated Press has sent a letter of protest to US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice’s just-revealed broad surveillance of individual reporters’ phone conversations. In a letter received by the AP on Friday, the Justice Department acknowledged but offered no explanation for the seizure of two months’ worth of telephone records of reporters and editors. AP’s president, Gary Pruitt, called the ongoing monitoring a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.”

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