Apparently CNN’s Christiane Amanpour may have been investigated by the National Security Agency.
In an interview with James Risen, a reporter for the New York Times, the following was deleted from the record shortly after being put on their site:
Mitchell: Do you have any information about reporters being swept up in this net?
Risen: No, I don’t. It’s not clear to me. That’s one of the questions we’ll have to look into the future. Were there abuses of this program or not? I don’t know the answer to that
Mitchell: You don’t have any information, for instance, that a very prominent journalist, Christiane Amanpour, might have been eavesdropped upon?
Risen: No, no I hadn’t heard that.
The blogosphere has exploded all over this story-a testament to the difficulty of keeping official secrets in the age of the internet. However, so far all we have is one interviewer’s specific mention of her name. Granted, the NSA is no reliable source, but we don’t have much to go on. Does Andrea Mitchell know something she’s not telling us? Does the NSA? Hopefully we’ll find out more soon.