J. Edgar Hoover would be proud,
TPM Muckraker: This morning’s newspapers are ablaze with the outrageous news that the FBI was trying to get its hands on over 200 boxes of files once belonging to legendary investigative journalist Jack Anderson.
What the papers didn’t report was the truly ugly extent to which the bureau has gone to achieve their goal — such as manipulating Anderson’s elderly widow to sign a document she apparently didn’t understand.
The rest of us should be ashamed.
Might I add that the administration’s novel legal theory here is that it is illegal for any of us to possess a classified document.
How long until we see the first sting operations against reporters in which a “source” offers to pass them secret documents and then the FBI swoops down on them?