Skip to comments.Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe
Posted on 06/11/2021 10:29:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation.
Prosecutors from Trump’s Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for the data, according to the people, who were granted anonymity to discuss the secret seizures first reported by The New York Times.
The records of at least twelve people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually shared, including Chairman Adam Schiff, who was then the top Democrat on the committee. California Rep. Eric Swalwell was the second member, according to spokeswoman Natalie Edelstein. The records of aides, former aides and family members were also siezed, including one who was a minor, according to the committee official.
Apple informed the committee last month that their records had been shared, but did not give extensive detail. The committee is aware, though, that metadata from the accounts was turned over, the official said. The records do not contain any other content from the devices, like photos, messages or emails, one of the other people said. The third person said that Apple complied with the subpoena, providing the information to the Justice Department, and did not immediately notify the members of Congress or the committee about the disclosure.
While the Justice Department routinely conducts investigations of leaked information, including classified intelligence, opening such an investigation into members of Congress is extraordinarily rare.
The Trump administration’s attempt to secretly gain access to data of individual members of Congress and others connected to the panel came as the president was fuming publicly and privately over investigations
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We need arrest of Rats, many rats.
RE: The point?
READ THE ARTICLE
Yeah, really. What is the problem here?
Here we go again with the theater.
That’s what the justice dept does. 🙄
“opening such an investigation into members of Congress is extraordinarily rare.”
Male bovine excrement. 0bama and Holder did it all the time, to include the media, certain CEOs and others.
The AP isn’t worth the electrons refuting them.
Dear Seek, I am saying stf what? DOJ was investigating enemies of America which Schiff is.
Once again, they act like this is unheard of and the worst thing in the world
Never mind that the same doj was investigating Trump for 5 frigging years because of lies told by the ones now screaming the loudest
Everyone knew that Adam Schiff was passing around a memo of lies in an attempt to distract from Devin Nunes' actual truth.
Nothing that Schiff said publicly would ever be proved, and nothing was even presented. However, he was suspected of leaking intelligence to the LAAP-dog media when it suited the Democrats' needs, and that is worthy of an investigation.
We are very, very fortunate that there are no corrupt Democrat lawbreakers in this country, or else we wouldn’t have the time or resources to go after all those crooked Trumpsters/s
Wow, Trump had Mad IT skills.
But seriously, I doubt Trump knew the direction or scope of the leak investigation. The biggest question though is, “It’s a media story, how much of it is true?” Likely very little.
Good!! I hope that report is true..what Swalwell did, by revealing classified American info to his Chinese whore he should be tried for treason..and as far as Schiff goes, Id love to see his phone records in regards to his relationship with serial killer Ed Buck..why was Schiff seen multiple times at Bucks apartment..what was he doing there, I think we all know
If it was a grand jury subpeona, it does not go through a judge.
Schiff was committing an insurrection against the president.
Notice how not a word of what they found was ever leaked, investigated or followed up upon. Maybe the Dems want to get Barr in to congratulate him on his pivotal and wildly successful role in perpetrating the coup.
Putting on my best Shaun Hannity hat, perhaps Durham’s SC probe really is much deeper than we know. Wouldn’t that be a hoot!
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