Speaking on his radio show yesterday, liberal talk show host Ed Schultz expressed concern about the U.S. Department of Justice secretly gathering phone record information on Associated Press reporters and editors to investigate a leak about an al Qaeda plot in 2012 (audio below).
Schultz warned: "If this goes all the way to the president, this could be, this could be his downfall," as noted by Newsbusters.org.
Schultz's guest, Robert Greenwald, who produced the documentary "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State," recalled the Department of Justice's previous actions against whistleblowers, which worried Schultz further.
"My God, this just doesn't even sound like Barack Obama, it just doesn't. You know, your, your film, 'War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State,' shows that the recent crackdown is not the first time the DoJ, the Department of Justice under the Obama administration has come after journalists," said Schultz.
"...Well, you know, if somebody's politically motivated, they can destroy people's lives. They can, they can, they can destroy candidates, they can destroy people's lives. I mean, this is almost like a secret society that's operating here. And if this goes all the way to the president, it'll be the end of Barack Obama, it will. If this goes all the way to the president, this could be, this could be his downfall."