Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News 
May 15, 2013
The Associated Press learned abruptly this week what the tea party and American Catholics learned many months ago. The Obama administration has no respect for freedom.
The AP reported Monday that the Justice Department seized records that “listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers” of AP reporters using more than 20 separate telephone lines in April and May of last year.
Justice did not tell AP why it sought these records. But Attorney General Eric Holder made a statement on Tuesday that seemed to confirm that the department did it as part of an investigation into who leaked to AP some details of a 2012 CIA operation that targeted an al-Qaida plot to blow up an airliner.
Even that, however, would not explain why Justice indiscriminately targeted so many phones used by so many reporters.