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Thu May 20, 2021, 09:29 PM

Trump administration secretly obtained CNN reporter's phone and email records

Source: CNN

The Trump administration secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of a CNN correspondent, the latest instance where federal prosecutors have taken aggressive steps targeting journalists in leak investigations.

The Justice Department informed CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, in a May 13 letter, that prosecutors had obtained her phone and email records covering two months, between June 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017. The letter listed phone numbers for Starr's Pentagon extension, the CNN Pentagon booth phone number and her home and cell phones, as well as Starr's work and personal email accounts.

It is unclear when the investigation was opened, whether it happened under Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Attorney General William Barr, and what the Trump administration was looking for in Starr's records. The Justice Department confirmed the records were sought through the courts last year but provided no further explanation or context.

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The seizure of Starr's records is the third disclosure in as many weeks where the Trump administration used its Justice Department to secretly obtain communications of journalists or to expose the identity of critics of former President Donald Trump's allies.

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Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/politics/trump-secretly-obtained-cnn-reporter-records/index.html

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 09:30 PM

1. Rachel Maddow just mentioned this story.

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Thu May 20, 2021, 10:46 PM

2. Starr's reporting on the Pentagon shakeup in Nov 2020 warned us that Trump was plotting to put loyal






Key This is key: Esper opposed using active-duty troops to quell domestic unrest, something Trump suggested be done this past summer… Trump wanted troops to help him stay in power and overthrow the election. Esper and Milley wouldn’t do it.



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FirePolice cars revolving Barbara Starr’s reporting on the Pentagon shakeup in Nov 2020 warned us that Trump was plotting to put loyalists in place so he could execute his plan to stay in power.


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 02:04 AM

3. K & R for exposure.

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