The Obama White House recently said that it had "no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP," reports CNN.
"Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. "We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department. Any questions about an ongoing criminal investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice."
Last night on the Fox News show 'Hannity,' Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) responded to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power,” according to InfoWars.com.
Sen. Paul claimed Obama was “using the power of his government to investigate his enemies, he’s tapping the phones of the press, and it turns out last year he signed legislation that allows him to detain an American without a trial and send them to Guantanamo Bay.”
“This sounds like a President somewhat drunk on power, not cautious about how he uses power,” said Sen. Paul.
However, President Obama has not sent any Americans to Guantanamo Bay and has worked to close the infamous island prison started by President Bush to keep terrorism suspects in legal limbo.
Sen. Paul did not present any evidence that Obama ordered the Department of Justice to secretly gather phone numbers of the Associated Press reporters and editors for two months.
Sources: CNN and InfoWars.com