Even a NY Times reporter was investigated for leaks by DoJ

If you can't trust your friends, who can you trust? An indication of just how extensive was the Justice Department leak investigations, it appears that even the New York Times was not immune from this administration's mania to track down reporters who broke stories they didn't like: Even before the F.B.I. conducted 550 interviews of officials and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters in a leak investigation connected to a 2012 article about a Yemen bomb plot, agents had sought the same reporters' sources for two other articles about terrorism. In a separate case last year, F.B.I. agents asked the White House, the Defense Department and intelligence agencies for phone and e-mail logs showing exchanges with a New York Times reporter writing about computer attacks on Iran. Agents grilled officials about their contacts with him, two people familiar with the investigation said. And agents tracing the leak of a highly classified C.I.A. report on North Korea to...(Read Full Post)