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Fri May 7, 2021, 07:59 PM

Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reporters' phone records

Source: Washington Post

The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’ phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, according to government letters and officials.

In three separate letters dated May 3 and addressed to Post reporters Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller, and former Post reporter Adam Entous, the Justice Department wrote they were “hereby notified that pursuant to legal process the United States Department of Justice received toll records associated with the following telephone numbers for the period from April 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017.” The letters listed work, home or cellphone numbers covering that three-and-a-half-month period.

Cameron Barr, The Post’s acting executive editor, said: “We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists. The Department of Justice should immediately make clear its reasons for this intrusion into the activities of reporters doing their jobs, an activity protected under the First Amendment.”

News organizations and First Amendment advocates have long decried the government practice of seizing journalists’ records in an effort to identify the sources of leaks, saying it unjustly chills critical newsgathering. The last such high-profile seizure of reporters’ communications records came several years ago as part of an investigation into the source of stories by a reporter who worked at BuzzFeed, Politico and the New York Times. The stories at issue there also centered around 2017 reporting on the investigation into Russian election interference.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-justice-dept-seized-post-reporters-phone-records/2021/05/07/933cdfc6-af5b-11eb-b476-c3b287e52a01_story.html



Guess that's why one of his nicknames is "fat Nixon".

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 7 OP
paleotn May 7 #1
monkeyman1 May 7 #2
SergeStorms May 7 #3
turbinetree May 7 #4
perfessor May 8 #5
turbinetree May 8 #7
SunSeeker May 8 #6
Botany May 8 #8
SunSeeker May 8 #9
Botany May 8 #10
IcyPeas May 8 #11
ck4829 May 10 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 08:18 PM

1. Exactly. That's kind of Nixonian.

More than a little

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 09:12 PM

2. more trump games !!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:47 PM

3. He almost sounds like a guilty man.

But of course we all know better, right? The Justice Department told us there was no collusion, and "that guy" told us himself, "there was no collusion".
If that doesn't satisfy us, what will?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:15 PM

4. Maybe the justice department should get a hold of trumps unsecured phone he was using while trying

to turn the country into his fucked up empire of the damned........

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Sat May 8, 2021, 12:42 AM

5. I'm guessing they already have.

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Response to perfessor (Reply #5)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:04 AM

7. I hope so

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 02:02 AM

6. These are the actions of a guilty man.

Scumbag Trump knows he illegally colluded with the Russians.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:18 AM

8. "Scumbag Trump knows he illegally colluded with the Russians."

And so did McConnell, Ryan, McCarthy, Pence, Manafort, Bannon, Parscale, Gates,
Comey, Flynn, Stone, Cohen, Sessions, Zuckerberg, and so many more.


Every time Trump said "fake news" in order to cover and not talk about the Trump Campaign/Russian connections
he was lying. He knew that Manafort was feeding the Russians data analyitcs that they used to rat fuck the elections.

Spying on the Post's reporters, "These are the actions of a guilty man."

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Sat May 8, 2021, 05:17 PM

9. Yup. That's why he was so desperate to shut the leaks down.

He knew there was a lot of damning stuff that could leak.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Sat May 8, 2021, 08:27 PM

10. We need to see the whole Mueller Report

It already shows 10 proven cases of obstruction by Trump. And what was he obstructing? Investigations into inks between Trump and Russia.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:32 PM

11. Is this shedding some light on how he blackmails people to get what he wants?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 02:45 AM

12. K&R

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