During the time of the former president Donald Trump, Judicial Attorneys United States He asked Apple Personal data of two Democratic CongressmenAccording to The New York Times, their employees and family members.
Politicians were part of the House of Representatives’ investigative committee.
Adam Schiff is a top Democrat on the governing council and a major opponent of Trump. He is currently the chairman of the committee. Eric Swallowwell confirmed he was the second victim for CNN. “I was notified by Apple that they had confiscated my records.”
A few days ago, “NYT” also revealed it The judiciary has blocked the history of phone calls made by journalists to newspapers during the Trump administration. Reporters from the Washington Post and CNN also found that it had been monitored for four months.
The U.S. Justice Department has said it will not release further information from reporters following the leak.
On the front page of The New York Times newspaper headquarters in New York, in a photo from June 28, 2018 – Photo: Mary Altafer / A.P.
The new invention of the New York Times is that officials who worked at Jeff Sessions, the country’s then Attorney General, tried it in 2017 and 2018. Find the source of the leak of confidential information about the links between Trump’s allies and Russia.
The Department of Justice received electronic records not only from congressmen but also from their employees and relatives. Option reached 12 people.
Investigators may have thought that politicians used the devices of those close to them or their children to cover up their contacts with journalists, but The Democrats’ investigative team has no links to the leaks.
Schiff asked the Inspector General of the Judiciary to reconsider “this and other cases” without confirming that he was the target of the investigation. Said the Democrat Trump “tried to use the department against his political opponents and members of the media”.
House Investigative Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Democrats of California, March 3, 2020, U.S. Capitol – Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / A.P.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, also called for a hearing and called the case “bad.” “These actions appear to be another serious attack on our democracy by the former president.”