During the reign of the former president Donald Trump, Department of Justice Prosecutors USA Asked Apple Personal data of two Democratic congressmenTheir employees and family, according to the New York Times.
Politicians were part of the House of Representatives’ intelligence committee.
Adam Schiff was a top Democrat on the board and a major opponent of Trump. He is currently the chairman of the committee. Eric Swallow confirmed to CNN. “Apple informed me that they had seized my records.”
A few days ago, “NYT” also revealed it The Justice Department has blocked the history of phone calls made by journalists to the press during the Trump administration. Reporters from the Washington Post and CNN also found that they had been tracked for four months.
The U.S. Justice Department said it would not seek further information from reporters in the leak investigation following the revelation of the case.
Front of The New York Times Headquarters in New York, in a photo from June 28, 2018 – Photo: Mary Altafer / AP
The New York Times’ new finding is that officials who worked for Jeff Sessions, the country’s then attorney general, tested it in 2017 and 2018 Find out the source of the leak of confidential information about contacts between Trump’s partners and Russia.
The Department of Justice obtained electronic documents not only from congressmen but also from their employees and relatives, including minors. The desire reached 12 people.
Investigators may have thought that politicians used the tools of people close to them or their children to cover up their contact with the media. The Democrats’ Intelligence Committee found no links to the leak.
Without confirming that he was the target of the investigation, Schiff asked the Inspector General of the Justice Department to review “this and other cases.” The Democrat claimed Trump “tried to use the department as a baton against his political opponents and members of the media.”.
Adam Schiff, Chair of the Intelligence Intelligence Committee, California Democrat, March 3, 2020 at US Capital – Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP
House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi also called for an investigation and called the case “terrible.” “I see these actions as another terrible attack on our democracy by the former president.”