Carney: W.H. not involved in DOJ probe of AP phone calls
May 14th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
5 years ago

Carney: W.H. not involved in DOJ probe of AP phone calls

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is "a strong believer in the First Amendment" and also "recognizes the need for the Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal activity," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday following reports that the Justice Department secretly collected phone records from the Associated Press as part of a leak investigation.

Beyond news reports, the White House has "no knowledge" of any such attempt by the Justice Department, Carney said, adding that the White House is not involved in the agency's criminal investigations, "as those matters are handled appropriately by the Justice Department independently."

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  1. Sniffit

    He's absolutely right it's not appropriate for the WH to comment on ongoing criminal investigations. That won't stop the MSM from being butthurt that they can't get a red meat soundbite. This will only add to their need for vengeance. Of course, it's too late now to undo all the help you gave Dubya and the GOP in pushing the Patriot Act, isn't it....poor poor MSM.

    Today's MSM lunch menu:

    Roast crow followed by just desserts.

    May 14, 2013 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. much thunder..little rain

    of course there as pure as new

    May 14, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. Wes

    Surprise-the uhbama knows nothing about Benghazi, the AP and the IRS scandals. Glad to know he is in charge.

    May 14, 2013 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Holder is YOUR boy Obama. YOUR administration. Are you not capable of even controlling your own people?

    Obama knew.

    May 14, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |