The Justice Department obtained phone records from 20 Associated Press phone lines possibly used by more than 100 AP staffers. This move was said to be an independent action that not even Secretary General Eric Holder took part in. The acquisition of the phone records in this way is of questionable legality and most who comment on it say that it is precedent-setting action.
Straight from the Associated Press: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe
And from others: