Seizure of Journalists' Telephone Records Confirmed
Another source has confirmed yesterday's news that the FBI is snooping into the telephone records of journalists at ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post to determine who in the government may have leaked classified information to news outlets.
A former counterterrorism chief at the CIA, Vincent Cannistraro, told The New York Sun yesterday that FBI sources have confirmed to him that reporters' calls are being tracked as part of the probe. "The FBI is monitoring calls of a number of news organizations as part of this leak investigation," Mr. Cannistraro, who has worked as a consultant for ABC, said "It is going on. It is widespread and it may entail more than those three media outlets."
CBS reports that "this leak investigation" probably refers to the FBI investigation "of leaks of information about secret CIA prisons."
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