DOJ: No More Going After Reporter Records in Leak Investigations
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-5-21
The Department of Justice said Saturday (June 5) that, going forward, it will not be issuing subpoenas for reporters’ records in leak investigations.
That came after the New York Times reported that not only was the Biden White House continuing the pursuit of such records from its reporters, a hold-over from a Trump era investigation, but that it had issued a gag order preventing the paper’s executives from talking about it, even to its own staff….
CNN reported last month that the Trump Administration had obtained phone records and e-mails of CNN correspondents as part of leak investigations. » Read More