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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:54 PM

Trump DOJ seized communications data on Congressional Democrats in leak investigations

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.

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



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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:05 PM

1. I think this was under his predecessor, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.



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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 09:18 PM

2. Keebler Elf Sessions - almost forgot about that guy.

Sessions and Lindsey are said to have many of the same friends - if you catch my drift.

Putin's Kompromat rule #3: If it's a sensitive post, make sure to appoint someone over whom you have good kompromat - in case they go rogue.

That said, according to the Times, using the DOJ to spy on Democrats kept going - and no doubt intensified - once Jabba-the Barr took over.

Barr has always been a fan of the imperial presidency and 'total information awareness' - as the Bushes could attest to.

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