05/14/2013 10:39 pm ET

Michael Hastings: DOJ's Secret Probe Was In Direct Retaliation To AP's Investigative Reporting (VIDEO)

The national political press has grown increasingly frustrated with the tight-lipped Obama administration. Now faced with news that the Department of Justice secretly mined the AP's phone records for months, reporters are venting their anger. On HuffPost Live Tuesday, Buzzfeed's Michael Hastings called the probe the "single biggest assault on investigative journalists" that he's ever witnessed and said he believes that it was "in direct retaliation to the AP's great investigative reporting."

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