ABC News blog posting reports government phone snooping

Posting on the ABC News blog “The Blotter” May 15, ABC journalists Brian Ross and Richard Esposito report of a warning from an unnamed government source advising them to ditch their cell phones and get new ones, “quick.”

The anonymous government source, described in the posting as “a senior federal law enforcement official,” told the pair that the government is tracking their calls to find out their confidential sources.

The posting reports that other ABC News reporters and journalists for The New York Times and The Washington Post have had their phone calls and contacts examined as part of a government investigation into CIA leaks.

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