Feds and the Phones

FEDS AND THE PHONES….Say what?

A senior federal law enforcement official tells ABC News the government is tracking the phone numbers we call in an effort to root out confidential sources.

….Other sources have told us that phone calls and contacts by reporters for ABC News, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, are being examined as part of a widespread CIA leak investigation.

….The official who warned ABC News said there was no indication our phones were being tapped so the content of the conversation could be recorded.

A pattern of phone calls from a reporter, however, could provide valuable clues for leak investigators.

It’s possible, of course, that this is being done via a warrant issued by the FISA court. Or maybe ABC’s source is wrong. Or maybe pigs will fly. Stay tuned.

Via Atrios.

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