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Forum Post: AP leak - my understanding of the truth - from Chris Hayes

Posted 11 years ago on May 15, 2013, 12:34 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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In May 2012, a British agent discovered a bomb plot in Yemen to blow up an American plane. Although the plot was stopped, the AP got the story via a leak. Co-operating with our government, the AP agreed to not publish it while Justice were investigating it.
AP discovered that Justice was going to release the story on a certain day – and decided to release the story a day early.
When this story was released by the AP, numerous senior republicans ranted and raved about how could Obama let this leak happen and demanded an investigation.
Holder initiated a very substantial and legal investigation. The rules require that the press, if investigated, must be pre-notified so they can appeal to a judge to stop it – unless national security is at stake. It seems that a leak about an imbedded British double agent’s identity is that serious.
Because Holder understood that the investigation could lead to his testifying, he recused himself and turned over the investigation to an assistant who made the decisions.
The Justice Department was not taping calls – it subpoenaed AP phone logs to try to find out how the info was leaked about this operation got to who in the AP.

Many people say dump Holder All Rs say dump Holder any connection here? can you imagine who the Senate would confirm as a replacement?



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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 years ago

Chris Hayes like Rachel Maddow is proving to be a useful corporate hack and lackey. This is about our government spying on our journalists you dumb fuck hack. YOU CAN"T HAVE DEMOCRACY OR TRANSPARENCY WITHOUT FREEDOM OF THE PRESS ASSHOLE. Fake ass fucking journalist I swear to christ i am really considering changing my major to journalism and put my foot up these peoples asses.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago


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[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 years ago

i don't believe what you have stated are the goddamn facts. turn off the lamestream media and turn on democracy now. chris hedges seems to think that they are doing this cause they know what is coming down the pipes. i trust chris hedges far more than i trust chris hayes. fuck off.

[-] -2 points by torrent (-11) 11 years ago

You mean like you just did?

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

Eliot Spitzer? Nader? GRAYSON!!!!! Watch all the piggies run!

[-] -3 points by Exhausted (-20) 11 years ago

This post and probably every comment on this thread besides this one, is engineered to defame the particular news anchor (Because that is his job title) simply because he is covering things much closer to the truth and things of real relevance. Rather than the noise put out there by typical MSM and this forum in order to dilute conversation to a level that makes it impossible and incoherent. This forum and typical MSM love noise, as much as possible, as does congress and WallSt.

I leave you with this question, how many people can you discredit, at a time or over all? Maybe two entire generation of people educated on matters of information like the world has never seen?

Give it a rest. Go home and count your money before the impending round of deflation this fall.