Jun 12, 2021

Seizure of Democrats' Apple data by Trump officials to be investigated

Justice department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office was beginning a review of the "Use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records" of members of Congress. Speaking to Politico, Mr Barr said that while he ran the department he was "Not aware of any congressman's records being sought in a leak case." The subpoenas were issued before his tenure, according to the New York Times. Although the department routinely conducts investigations into leaked information, drawing members of Congress into such an inquiry is rare, BBC North America correspondent David Willis says. Last month, multiple media outlets reported that justice department officials secretly obtained some of their journalists' phone records in 2017. The department later said that it would stop seizing reporters data during leak investigations.

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