Written by Christopher Null on October 6th, 2003

Good news from the inquest into Adrian Lamo, who called to relay this information. According to a paragraph in a Washington Post column (buried about 3/4 of the way down the story), the FBI appears to be backing off (wisely) from pursuing reporters’ notes in the case.

‘A Justice Department official says the FBI agent “acted out of turn” by not seeking approval from the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and Attorney General John Ashcroft’s press office. “The agent did not follow standard procedures,” the official says. “We’re just not going to pursue it. It is the policy of the Justice Department to exhaust all other means before seeking information from members of the media.”‘

 

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