Statement from the AP regarding bomb story timetable

May 9, 2012
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The Associated Press acted carefully and with extreme deliberation in its reporting on the underwear bomb plot and its subsequent decision to publish.
As the AP has reported, we distributed our exclusive report on the underwear bomb only after officials assured us -- on Monday -- that their security concerns had been satisfied and we learned that the White House would announce the news the next day (Tuesday).

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Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

Erin Madigan White
Media Relations Manager
The Associated Press

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