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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:24 PM

U.S. Justice Dept says it will no longer seize reporters' records in leak investigations

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Justice said on Saturday that it would no longer seek source information from reporters in leak investigations after recent revelations that former President Donald Trump's administration had secretly obtained phone and email records from a number of journalists.

CNN and the Washington Post have said the Trump administration had secretly tried to obtain the phone records of some of their reporters over work they did in 2017.

The New York Times reported that the Justice Department under presidents Trump and Joe Biden waged "a secret legal battle to obtain the email logs of four New York Times reporters," including a gag order on executives.

Last month, Biden said he would not allow his Justice Department to seize the phone or email records of reporters, saying any such move would be "simply wrong."



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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 01:10 PM

1. Well, isn't THAT nice?

Prompted by revelation (yesterday?) that they were STILL doing it even AFTER trmp?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142752532

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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 12:40 AM

2. K&R

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