Trump DOJ Seized Data from House Democrats in Leaks Probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters.
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That's according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation. Prosecutors from Trump’s Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for the data, according to the people, who were granted anonymity to discuss the secret seizures.
Opening such an investigation into members of Congress is extraordinarily rare. The revelations were first reported by The New York Times.