WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press’ president and chief executive says the government’s secret seizure of two months of reporters’ phone records has already had a chilling effect on newsgathering, a week after the subpoenas were revealed publicly.

Gary Pruitt on Sunday called the Justice Department’s actions “unconstitutional” and said the AP hasn’t ruled out legal action.

In his first television interviews since the AP reported the Justice Department seizure, Pruitt said it has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans’ information from all news outlets.

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