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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:48 PM

Trump DOJ seized communications data on Congressional Democrats in leak investigations

Source: Daily Beast

The Justice Department subpoenaed and seized data from Apple and another internet service provider on the communications of at least two Democratic members of Congress in 2017 and 2018, The New York Times reports.

The Democrats were both on the House Intelligence Committee, and one, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), was its chair; the other was not identified in the report.

Donald Trump’s administration took the extraordinary step while investigating leaks of classified information and even went so far as to subpoena communications data on the family members of the two Democrats, including one minor, from the iPhone maker.

All in all, according to the Times, the DOJ under former Attorney General William Barr requisitioned data on a dozen people connected to the Democrats on the committee.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-doj-seized-communications-data-on-rep-adam-schiff-and-another-democrat-in-leak-investigations-nyt





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Reply Trump DOJ seized communications data on Congressional Democrats in leak investigations (Original post)
peppertree Thursday OP
dchill Thursday #1
peppertree Thursday #2
lagomorph777 Thursday #15
peppertree Thursday #16
lagomorph777 Thursday #18
peppertree Thursday #19
JohnSJ Thursday #20
FoxNewsSucks Thursday #22
BigmanPigman Thursday #3
peppertree Thursday #5
BigmanPigman Thursday #8
peppertree Thursday #10
BigmanPigman Thursday #11
peppertree Thursday #13
bucolic_frolic Friday #29
peppertree Friday #30
AllaN01Bear Thursday #17
LonePirate Thursday #4
peppertree Thursday #6
Mike Nelson Thursday #7
peppertree Thursday #9
Mike Nelson Thursday #12
peppertree Thursday #14
tonekat Thursday #21
Traildogbob Thursday #23
rdking647 Thursday #24
summer_in_TX Thursday #25
kimbutgar Friday #26
Hugh_Lebowski Friday #27
Sherman A1 Friday #28

Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:52 PM

1. This is fine.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:56 PM

2. I might be ordinarily - but coming from an autocrat like Needy Amin, it raises concerns

Not least, that Trump and Barr were using the DOJ's otherwise legitimate investigative powers to go on fishing expeditions against Democrats - hoping no doubt to find salacious or otherwise damaging material.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:44 PM

15. I think dchill was being sarcastic. It's never fine.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:46 PM

16. You're right - thank you

I must be a little irony-deficient today.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:48 PM

18. Did you forget to take your dammitol?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:51 PM

19. Ha!

I think I need to.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:00 PM

20. I hope so because it isn't right

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Response to peppertree (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:18 PM

22. I'm pretty sure this is the reference

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:14 PM

3. They also went after the press like NY Time's Mike Schmidt (who also

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:24 PM

5. Anyone and EVERYONE

I suspect that if they keep pulling on this thread, this will make Watergate look like Jimmy Carter's rabid rabbit scandal.

Interestingly, Trump's pal Macri (down in Argentina) is now embroiled in a very similar scandal - as a steady drip-drip of evidence has emerged that he had the country "intelligence" agency spy on hundreds of public figures, friends and enemies alike.

https://democraticunderground.com/11683447

You know what they say about friends and enemies...

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Response to peppertree (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:24 PM

8. That's what Lawrence O'Donnell said on his show tonight.

He compared it to Nixon and said even Nixon wasn't this bad.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:29 PM

10. And you'll recall that, back in '15/'16, everyone who knew Trump WARNED he'd go full KGB

Because in his business dealings, that's what he always did - every time he could, anyway.

Trump, as you know, was infamous in his New York days for resorting to espionage against business rivals - or simply anyone with whom he was doing big business - to get an edge in negotiations.

The real "art of the deal," as it were.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:32 PM

11. It makes me wonder what the Hell he did that we don't know about yet.

I agree that this is the tip of the iceberg.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:35 PM

13. If that combover could talk!

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Response to peppertree (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:18 AM

29. Then begging the question, was there 30 years' of hotel data?

Who's noteworthy and sleeping with who would be solid kompromat

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:28 PM

30. +1

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Response to peppertree (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:48 PM

17. the rs make this noise about a police state and 1984, hem .

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:19 PM

4. I wonder if Repubs will be as upset by this as they are about the billionaries' tax info.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:12 PM

6. Only when they find out Barr's spying included looking into GOP senators' private lives

Which he no doubt did.



"Oh, my!"

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:17 PM

7. I wonder...

... if Barr will go to prison. Even without this, he should be locked up... along with Crooked Donald.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:26 PM

9. Unlikely - though certainly possible

He's saved far too much Republican derrière from prison - and knows far too much - for them to just throw him under the bus.

Then again, knowing too much can be hazardous to health...

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Response to peppertree (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:32 PM

12. Hmm...

... Attorney General was the wrong title for him... Republican Derrière Saver is a better fit.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:43 PM

14. +1

And he certainly had his work cut out for him this time.

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:12 PM

21. The GQP would be happy to emulate the Stasi

Anything for power. Anything. People need to know there is no bottom for them.

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Response to tonekat (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:21 PM

23. Time for Garland to put up

Or get the hell out. No BS levels of concern and see it won’t happen again. Prosecute, fire, imprison.

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:21 PM

24. barr needs to be in prison

even before drumpf

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:29 PM

25. Gotta pick my jaw up off the floor.

I'm flabbergasted.

BIG BROTHER stuff.

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:23 AM

27. Doesn't matter. Nothing TFG did as POTUS matters

No judge anywhere is going to do jack shit about it.

Garland might make some noises but in the end will determine nothing is technically illegal about anything he did, and that impeachment was the only recourse.

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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:34 AM

28. Nothing will happen to Trump

He and his playmates will get off with no charges.

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