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Washington Post says US secretly obtained reporters' records

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday.
The disclosure sets up a new clash between the federal government and news organizations and advocates for press freedom, who regard the seizures of reporters' records as incursions into constitutionally protected newsgathering activity. Similar subpoenas have occurred only rarely over the past decade, including a seizure of phone records of...
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Trump Justice Department sought phone records of Washington Post reporters

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

“We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists," the paper's acting editor said.
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Trump DOJ Got Reporters' Phone Records Because They Were Investigating Russia And 2016

1 month ago   |   By Politicus USA

Three Washington Post journalists who were investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election secretly had their phone records obtained by the Trump DOJ.
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Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried to score email records

Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried to score email records

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement In the early days of the Trump administration, the Justice Department covertly pulled phone records from several Washington Post journalists and also tried to source their email records, according to government letters sent to the reporters and reviewed by The Post.
The reporters were looking into Russia's influence in the 2016 elections.
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