US government defends phone-records seizure

Justice department says it obtained phone records from Associated Press as part of criminal probe.

    The US Department of Justice has defended its seizure of phone records from the Associated Press news agency.

    Eric Holder, the attorney-general, says a story reported by the news agency put American lives at risk.

    However, the department's unprecedented actions have raised questions about the First Amendment - which protects free speech.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.