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All right we finally heard from the Associated Press president Gary -- over the weekend calling up the Department of Justice.
And its investigation to journalists' phone records on CBS's face the nation yesterday saying.
The Justice Department met kids were still sleeping -- secrets at least -- -- Lee and harassing -- overboard.
That he is an unconstitutional.
Jiang asked oxygen there are there I dial out with more on what could be the AP's next move -- of course is an attorney and felt so -- the perfect person to weigh in on here.
We asked him are they ask -- shoring up these are not easy Associated Press going to be taking any legal action it is too early to tell.
We're what we're we're seeing what's gonna happen now what he said was.
The Associated Press is already feeling the effects right government officials now won't speak with them because they're afraid this subpoenas are gonna be issued again and then they'll see that person's phone number and that -- -- in trouble for violating some sort of confidentiality.
The students are right so if the government is fearful that a week is jeopardizing our national security what is the right -- to go about investigating journalists OK so.
And journalist 101 in -- -- at I mean a -- it's got to be more then.
Dean you can't subpoena the entire newsroom right you have to say we think it's a -- -- -- -- -- -- aren't there who's doing it would use your opponent might vote.
He can't say.
Let's just grab the whole newsroom we look at all the outgoing calls at basically what they wanted to see -- very simple.
Who called the White House -- who called the CIA or call the FBI where where it was that leak.
Who was calling for -- -- -- -- to get that story that's the bottom line that's what they were trying to do he was trying to get as source.
Although leak without calling someone well calling you -- the stands.
And having Eurasia -- as well since swear to tell the true -- that you wouldn't blow pure privilege.
Again of the press of not giving up your source what is your instinct tell you about the nature of the story that the DOJ was so freaked out about -- do you think that they had -- had had no other option in keeping that -- the information -- -- -- know ice and his -- that better be the case had -- be the case that they had no other option that you elect was in jeopardy might I was in jeopardy and that they thought in the best interest of all of the citizens of the United States of America.
This is what they had to do.
Because short of that.
This is not good that he knew that now I can tell you did the little world that I live hidden in New York City a judge we if you -- -- should Iran I wanna subpoena.
The whole office -- they can easily into the whole -- about that a hundred phones.
Nardelli have to be more narrow about what you wanna do and that that that was not the case here we are learning that sound Fox's James Rosen was investigated by the DOJ for story he did back in 2009 I believe regarding North -- -- Stiff the tip of the iceberg here in terms of how far reaching -- DOJ are going to investigate -- I hope not I think that's.
Very strongly in the realm of possibilities.
But let's just face it.
It is called the First Amendment for so -- reason.
The founding fathers knew that the press -- some degree was gonna act on the check and balances to the check and balance is a -- government edges stymied -- hampered that.
You'd better have a very good reason I'm -- had no reason they could exist.
But we -- -- pretty good one and relatively soon.
I know it's gone not for a couple weeks already let's have that half an hour and unit would put the story to sleep if they came -- -- something that would that which will.
Thanks Arthur pleasure to be here feed him think you.
Well feeling squeezed at the pump.
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