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Top Justice Department officials Sessions, Barr and Rosenstein all deny knowledge of secret subpoenas targeting Democratic lawmakers

Attorney General William Barr, left, stands with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, following a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Former attorney generals Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr have denied knowledge of secret DoJ subpoenas. The subpoenas targeted Democratic lawmakers as part of a leaks probe. The DoJ has not revealed who authorized the ph...
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Trump DOJ Subpoenaed Apple For Data On More Than 100 Phone Numbers And Email Addresses In Leak Probe

Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple in February 2018 for data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email address as part of the Trump Justice Department's investigation into leaks of classified information, according to multiple reports. [Author: Zoë Richards]
Tags: Apple, News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Jeffrey Rosen, Trump DOJ, Trump Justice Department, Zoë Richards


Watergate figure John Dean described the Trump DOJ's surveillance of House Democrats as 'Nixon on stilts and steroids'

John Dean is seen testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing about Lessons from the Mueller Report on June 10, 2019. Saul Loeb/AFP John Dean described the Trump DOJ's surveillance of Democrats as "Nixon on stilts and steroids." Dean criticized Bill Barr, alleging that the former attorney general was committed to serving Trump. Rep. Adam Schiff of California has called for "a full accounting of the Trump DOJ's abuse of power." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Congress, California, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, House, New York Times, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Vietnam, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj


Biden's preaching the benefits of democracy in Europe, but new concerns rise back home

President Joe Biden's attempts to talk up democracy in Europe this week are facing headwinds from back home, where revelations about the Justice Department's attempts to obtain Democrats' data have raised new concerns about the state of American politics.
Tags: Europe, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Justice Department


Garland: DOJ Voting Rights Push To Include Focus On Sketchy Audits, Elex Worker Threats

Attorney General Merrick Garland laid out on Friday a muscular approach he says the Justice Department will take to protect the right to vote. In a policy speech at the department's D.C. headquarters, Garland addressed not only the slew of restrictive voting measures advancing in GOP statehouses, but the harassment of election officials and the recent phenomena of dubious post-election "audits" that cast doubt on the 2020 results. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
Tags: News, Gop, Doj, Justice Department, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, Garland, Merrick Garland, Elex


DOJ Inspector General To Probe Seizure Of The Data Of Lawmakers And Reporters

Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced on Friday his investigation of the Justice Department's seizure of the data of Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee and of several reporters as part of wide-ranging leak investigations during the Trump years. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, House Intelligence Committee, Doj, Justice Department, Jeff Sessions, Michael Horowitz, Trump Administration, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr, Justice Department Inspector General


DOJ watchdog to investigate data seizure as House Democrats discuss impacts of leak probe

The Justice Department's inspector general will investigate the department's handling of a leak investigation into former President Donald Trump's political enemies that included a subpoena to collect metadata of lawmakers, staff and some family members, the office announced Friday.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Justice Department requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

The Department of Justice sent a broad request in February 2018 to Apple as part of its investigation that collected data on members of Congress, staffers and their families. The department demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple, the company said Friday evening.
Tags: Apple, Congress, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Justice Department


Opinion: Will Trump be held accountable -- this time?

It looks like former President Donald Trump was willing to go even further than we knew in his war against leaks. According to the New York Times, prosecutors in the Justice Department obtained, via subpoena from Apple, information from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee--Representatives Adam Schiff of California and Eric Swalwell of California-- and also looked into the metadata of their aides and family members (including at least one minor).
Tags: Apple, News, California, New York Times, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell


Barr pushed investigators to finish leak probes

The Justice Department's leak investigation that targeted lawmakers was more than a year old when Attorney General William Barr took office in 2019. Barr had vowed early on to help answer lingering questions from conservatives about the fairness of the Justice Department's handling of politically sensitive investigations.
Tags: Cnn, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


Watchdog to probe seizure of data from Trump's political enemies

• Trump's DOJ used its power to target sitting members of Congress • Swalwell says Trump weaponized Justice Department against enemies
Tags: News, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Congress • Swalwell


Top stories this PM: 60 million wasted doses; a new Trump probe; Biden's gift to Boris

Good evening. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:60 million doses down the drain. The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. They were made at a Baltimore factory that's been closed for two months after workers accidentally mixed up ingredients.Probing "a gross abuse of power." The deputy attorney general asked the Justice Departm...
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New revelations of the former President's autocratic instincts amount to one of the gravest scandals of his political corruption

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, Trump


Analysis: The depth of Trump's assault on democracy

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, Trump


New revelations about the ex-President's autocratic instincts amount to one of his gravest scandals

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, Trump


Attorney General Garland vows to fight GOP efforts to curb voting access

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will aggressively fight efforts to restrict voting rights nationwide following a blitz of new voting restrictions in Republican-led states that stem from former President Donald Trump's lies that widespread fraud helped Joe Biden win the presidential election.
Tags: Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Garland, Merrick Garland


The probe follows a bombshell revelation that prosecutors in Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data on House Democrats

• Trump's DOJ used its power to target sitting members of Congress • Swalwell says Trump weaponized Justice Department against enemies
Tags: Apple, News, House, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump s Justice Department, Congress • Swalwell


DOJ inspector general to review Trump Justice Department's seizure of Democrats' phone data

Democrats Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and others, including family members, were targeted by the Trump administration Justice Department.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump Justice Department, Adam Schiff Eric Swalwell


Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple for Data From House Intelligence Committee Democrats

Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats -- including Chairman Adam Schiff -- along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. From a report: Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday evening that he was notified that h...
Tags: Apple, California, Russia, Tech, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, Don Lemon, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Intelligence Committee, Eric Swalwell


New Trump scandal shows the depth of his assault on America's democratic foundations

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
Tags: America, Cnn, Justice Department, Trump, New Trump


Analysis: This is one of the gravest scandals of Trump's political corruption

New revelations suggesting that the Trump administration abused Justice Department powers to target his political enemies underscore just how far the ex-President went to destroy cherished principles of American republican government.
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, Trump


The request for a probe follows the bombshell revelation that prosecutors in Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data on House Democrats

• Trump's DOJ used its power to target sitting members of Congress • Swalwell says Trump weaponized Justice Department against enemies
Tags: Apple, News, House, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Trump s Justice Department, Congress • Swalwell


Justice Department watchdog asked to investigate data seizure as House Democrats discuss impacts of leak probe

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate the department's handling of a leak investigation into former President Donald Trump's political enemies that included a subpoena to collect metadata of lawmakers, staff and some family members, according to a Justice Department official.
Tags: Cnn, House, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Lisa Monaco


Here's the biggest problem DOJ watchdog will face

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate the department's handling of a leak investigation into former President Donald Trump's political enemies that included a subpoena to collect metadata of lawmakers, staff and some family members, according to a Justice Department official.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Lisa Monaco


Deputy AG asks DOJ watchdog to investigate the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File The deputy AG asked DOJ's watchdog to probe the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data. The data was collected in 2018 as part of an aggressive leak investigation by the Trump DOJ. Democrats threatened to subpoena Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify about the "appalling" matter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the Justice Department inspector general on Fr...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, House, New York Times, Monaco, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Adam Schiff


DOJ's watchdog opens investigation into the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File The DOJ's watchdog opened an investigation into the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data. The data was collected in 2018 as part of an aggressive leak investigation by the Trump DOJ. Democrats threatened to subpoena Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify about the "appalling" matter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the Justice Department inspector general o...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Associated Press, Monaco, Department Of Justice, Times, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump


Swalwell says Trump 'weaponized' DOJ against enemies

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose data was seized by the Trump administration as part of a leak probe, on Friday said former President Donald Trump "weaponized" the Justice Department to dig into the private communications of his political opponents.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Eric Swalwell, Swalwell


Swalwell says Trump 'weaponized' Justice Department against enemies

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose data was seized by the Trump administration as part of a leak probe, on Friday said former President Donald Trump "weaponized" the Justice Department to dig into the private communications of his political opponents.
Tags: California, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Eric Swalwell, Swalwell


Trump's DOJ weaponized power to target sitting members of Congress

• Swalwell says Trump 'weaponized' Justice Department against enemies
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Trump


Trump DOJ subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

• CNN lawyer describes gag order and secretive process where Justice Department sought reporter's email records
Tags: Apple, News, Cnn, Stories, Justice Department, Trump DOJ, House Intelligence Committee Democrats



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