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  •  Here is the regulation (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    that allows DOJ to request the records.  For national security, the DOJ does not have to notify anyone.

    And just FYI, the commenter that you responded to is being disingenuous.  He/she made ~30 comments in a diary the other day, and was given the facts more than once.  Apparently it's more fun to write even more comments on a blog than it is to be rational and truthful.

    Other relevant info:

    Article that talks about the exemption, and provides the link for the regulation is below.

    Article that provides recap of Deputy AG Cole's response to AP lawyer:

    In a response, Cole wrote to Pruitt Tuesday that seeking phone records from media organizations “is undertaken only after all other reasonable alternative investigative steps have been taken.” He said that the Justice Department sought the AP phone records only after a comprehensive investigation which included conducting over 550 interviews and reviewing of tens of thousands of documents.

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