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Trump DOJ secretly seized phone records from WaPo reporters

Trump DOJ secretly seized phone records from WaPo reporters

As per the DOJ, the Trump administration secretly obtained non-content phone records for three WaPo reporters who published stories detailing discussions between Russia and members of former President Trump’s 2016 campaign. ’We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists,’ Washington Post executive editor said.

Doug
Doug
Neutral
Neutral 1 months

To be fair the Obama Administration did the same thing. This is why I feel a warrant should be required for all data in general, and yes that will be abused as well however it requires a sworn affidavit and at least some threshold that needs to be met. It also allows for public scrutiny in cases like this. Link for reference: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/2013/05/doj-got-reporter-phone-records/amp

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 1 months

With how often the "Trump Hate Train" derails, you would think people would would be a little more cautious about boarding, but no. No one is claiming Trump had anything to do with this, no one is claiming they failed to follow legal procedures, and Biden's DOJ endorses the action: "The targets of these investigations are not the news media recipients but rather those with access to the national defense information who provided it to the media and thus failed to protect it as lawfully required,".

T
T 1 months

Trump and free press. The cult will always believe trump messiah is pro free press. The only reason he is not erdogan, Putin or any other authoritarian dictator is that he didn’t get this far.

John
John 1 months

Considering the whole story was concocted to spy on a presidential candidate under instruction from the outgoing administration, I’m not surprised. Btw libs, the ENTIRE Steele Dosier is false, just an opposition dirt file. Downer’s intel - false. Pee-Pee tape - false, made up by 4-channers as a prank.

Barry MC
Barry MC 1 months

Hasn't this kind of bs been going on everywhere since the patriot act?

Randall
Randall 1 months

“Way beyond Nixon at his worst: Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reporters’ phone records!” tweeted John Dean, a former White House counsel for Richard Nixon.

Jon
Jon 1 months

They complain because they got caught red-handed. I’m tired of these bureaucrats hiding behind corrupt political power. What day did when abusing power was a matter of national security. What if we went to war with Russia based on fabricated lies being covered up with more fabricated lies by the very people in power to protect us. No, this was done as a matter of proving corruption.

mike
mike 1 months

But it's ok that journalists abuse their platform and write propaganda against a candidate then President, but now they aren't doing anything

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 1 months

WaPo don't like it when it happens to them, now Trump should just make up quotes and attribute it to anonymous sources who know them and refuse to name them 🤷

Gabriel Bertsch
Gabriel Bertsch 1 months

Yeah, someone should get locked up for perpetuating treasonous lies against the President. But only the left worries itself with petty vengeance.

Taurus
Taurus 1 months

So WP reports on how WP employees’ records were obtained by one administration based on the letters sent to them by the administration of the opposite party. Does anybody see how this reporting can be potentially extremely biased? Why not release the text of the letters? Why did the letters not mention the reason for collecting records? Is it possible that there were actually legit warrants obtained to get those record and the Biden’s DOJ decided it would be inconvenient to mention that in the letters. All I see for now is just smoke screens and political spin trying to make the previous administration look bad. Nothing concrete.

butch mccloskey
butch mccloskey 1 months

This is a story you can expect virtually zero comments on. Trump never did anything wrong, now, did he?

Randy
Randy 1 months

Propaganda thrives in darkness.

Jon
Jon 1 months

Big surprise, a fascist tries to attack and the media for reporting the truth.

Zeal
Zeal 1 months

Every president since a few before Nixon has done this to some degree.

John W
John W 1 months

For all that the DOJ didn't do jack for Trump. They will smear trump for this. But see if anyone in the DOJ ever gets in trouble for this. Don't hold your breath.

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