Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Deja' Vu!

We know that this White House and its Justice Department are obsessed with “leaks”.  Attorney General Eric holder has prosecuted more “leakers” than John Mitchell, Ed Meese and John Ashcroft combined.
We know that the Justice Department has secretly subpoenaed the phone records of the Associated Press.  The subpoena’s wide net included not only reporter’s office and fax numbers but their cell and home phones as well.  All under the catch phrase:  “a threat national security.”
We are now learning that the AP was not the only organization to be swept up in the DOJ’s net.
Several news sources are reporting that in addition to the AP phone records the DOJ also subpoenaed more than 30 phone numbers associated with FOX NEWS and two phone numbers at the White House.
We don’t know exactly what is going on at the DOJ.  But those of us old enough to remember Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers are feeling a sense of déjà vu.
If you are a small government does not get any better than this.

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