Maybe we should also be asking what compelled the director of one of the most powerful intelligence organizations in the country to feel he had to tell his fellow citizens something that was so important, he was willing to risk his career and his freedom to do.
Apparently nothing, but a good attempt at smearing someone. From TFA:
In testimony in February, CIA Director John Brennan noted that the FBI had questioned him about whether he was AP's source, which he denied. He called the release of the information to the media about the terror plot an "unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information."
Maybe we should also be asking him if he's stopped beating his wife?
As for the "seized" phone records that the AP "wants back", should we point out that they are just copies of the information and that the AP didn't actually have any physical object taken from them. It's just a copy of information.
And perhaps we should point out that an investigation is just an investigation and not harassment and they didn't lose any rights. After all, all they may have to do is pay taxes ... oh, sorry, that's the IRS investigating tax-exempt political organizations and threatening them with back taxes and penalties, but not actually harassing them or limiting their rights in any way (according to some ./ers.) How is looking at tax, I mean phone, records in any way hurting anyone?
Should we not compare the allegedly illegal antics of one branch of the executive with another? If it's ok for one, why not the other?