New York (DOCLAD): When Trump’s judiciary investigated the leak of confidential information early in his presidency, they took the most unusual and aggressive course of action.
They sued Apple to get data from at least two Democrat politicians, their advisers and family members on the House of Representatives’ investigative committee. One of them is a minor. New York Times This Thursday revealed US time.
In 2017 and 2018, at least a dozen people linked to intelligence seized data. Among them was Adam Schiff, a top Democrat and current head of intelligence, the newspaper writes.
The case against the then and severely pressurized Minister of Justice, Jeff Sessions, was followed by media coverage of links between the Trump camp and Russia. But the New York Times writes that the information they seized should not have proved any connection to the investigation team and the leaks.
When William Barr took over as Trump’s justice minister, he again stepped up investigations into the leaks and Adam Schiff.
According to the New York Times, it is not uncommon for someone to be summoned to obtain communication data from their political opponents, rather than a corruption investigation.
The Trump administration also went to court to get data from journalists to find out who their anonymous sources were. It was recently reported to the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN that this had happened.
– Very aggressive
– The inclusion of family members and minor children seems to be very aggressive, regardless of whether there were sufficient reasons to initiate a leak investigation. David Laughman, a former justice, told the New York Times that the investigation, coupled with the vague sale against former President Trump’s Ship, raises serious questions about how the investigation was conducted and whether it was affected by political opinion rather than pure legal values.
Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor Bar nor Apple has yet commented on the information.