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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:55 AM

The Trump Administration Has Backed Down From Its Subpoena Demanding BuzzFeed News Divulge Its Sourc

Source: BuzzFeed News

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday that they would not enforce a subpoena issued last week demanding BuzzFeed News identify its sources, a retreat from their earlier, stunning attempt to interfere with a news outlet operating under the protections of the First Amendment.

The subpoena was seen as an escalation in the Trump administration’s efforts to track down the identity of people who provide information to the media. It was met with criticism from media rights organizations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists and even former ICE leaders, who called it a blatant overreach.

Wednesday’s statement from an ICE spokesperson said the agency “will not enforce the summons” against BuzzFeed News — “at this time.” The agency did say, however, that it will “pursue the investigation through other channels.”

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-trump-subpoena-buzzfeed-news?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc

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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:56 AM

1. Ofcourse they backed down. It would have taken forever to get it through the court & likely lose

42 days....

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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 12:25 PM

2. If they want to "crack down", then they need only look at

jackasses like James O'Keefe, Jacob Wohl, and Jack Burkman.

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