Sen. Patrick Leahy Comment on DOJ’s Collection of Associated Press Phone Records
By Main Justice staff | May 13, 2013 7:16 pm

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Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.),
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
On Reports Of DOJ’s Collection Of Associated Press Telephone Records
May 13, 2013

“The burden is always on the government when they go after private information – especially information regarding the press or its confidential sources. I want to know more about this case, but on the face of it, I am concerned that the government may not have met that burden. I am very troubled by these allegations and want to hear the government’s explanation.”

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