Trending In Our News Feeds – AP denounces government spying. President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt revealed yesterday the Justice Department seized phone records from AP offices across the country from April and May 2012. PolicyMic editor Mike Luciano writes DOJ was most likely trying to discover an unnamed AP source who set off a chain of events that the Obama administration says forced the government to terminate an operation to infiltrate Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). On May 7, 2012, the AP broke the story of a failed plot from AQAP to blow up a plane headed for the U.S., citing “anonymous sources.” As a result, the CIA was forced to remove its spy from Yemen who was involved with the case.
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