White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to answer questions about the federal government monitoring the Associated Press's telephone records. Instead, Carney "referred questions" to officials in the Justice Department.
Here's the report of the pool reporter asking Carney, while covering President Obama's New York fundraisers:
Pool asked Jay Carney for administration response to story about Justice Dept and AP. Carney referred questions to Justice Dept.
Carney himself is a former reporter, having once worked for Time magazine.