At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, his judiciary approached the phone history of several journalists in the leading American newspaper, The Washington Post.
It writes Washington Post He himself mentions the letters to be sent to the press.
According to the newspaper, three Washington Post journalists received letters dated May 3, stating that the Department of Justice was approaching the history of multiple phone numbers in the period from April 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017.
According to the newspaper, the reason was the media coverage of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.
“We are deeply concerned that the authorities are using their power to access the media,” said Cameron Barr, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief.
The Ministry of Justice defends this decision.
“The objectives of these investigations are not to obtain the media, but to access the national security information provided to the media, and therefore not to protect it as required by law,” ministry spokesman Mark Raimondi told the Justice Department, the newspaper said.