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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Charlie Savage: Government leak hunters have been ratcheting up pressure on the ability of journalists to do their jobs for a generation -- a push fueled by changing technology and fraught national-security issues that arose after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Now, those tensions have reached an inflection point.



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Justice Department Reportedly Subpoenaed Apple For Data From A Trump Official In 2018

...Donald McGahn, a White House special counsel during the Trump administration, was informed last month by Apple that his personal data had been turned over to the Justice Department in 2018 according to the New York TImes, the latest alleged data seizure during President Donald Trump's time in the White House to come under scrutiny....

The time period when Apple was allegedly served a subpoena also came amid an investigation into former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort over his dealings with Russian officials"Manafort was later sentenced to prison for tax and bank fraud before being pardoned by Trump in 2020....

At the time, the New York Times reported Trump was angry with McGahn after he refused to direct the Justice Department to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who was leading the investigation into Manafort, after which Trump accused McGahn of leaking information to the press.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-13 03:32 PM | Reply

With each passing day, this is looking worse and worse for fmr Pres Trump the DoJ he seemed to use as his personal legal team.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-13 03:34 PM | Reply

Wake me when the fat slob is in prison.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-13 09:22 PM | Reply

Garland's pronouncement is easy to say, harder to execute. For now, he should release ALL details of the Trump Crime Family and Administration's actions against the press, apologize for the actions of his predecessors, and commence legal action where possible, in the names of the aggrieved...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2021-06-14 09:33 AM | Reply

Wake me when the fat slob is in prison.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead

YOu'll sleep forever.

Garland is going easy on him for some stupid moderate reason.

And making "rules" and "precedents" means nothing to trump. If it's not a law, he'll break it.

Even if it IS a law, he'll break it, and republicans will make sure he faces no consequences.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-14 12:39 PM | Reply

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