From April to July 2017, Ministry of Justice Receive reporters’ phone records from this American journal. They were investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
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A new bowl for Donald Trump? His government is accused of secretly obtaining phone records for journalists from Washington Post Who has written about accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, the American daily reported on Friday (May 7th). The US Department of Justice wrote to journalists Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller, as well as former reporter Adam Entous, informing them that he had received their phone records from personal and business landlines, and from their cell phones. “For the period from April 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017”Report it Washington Post. The letters to journalists did not specify the reason for the confiscation of these records.
The diary was “I am deeply disturbed by the government’s use of its authority to access journalists’ communications.”Editor Cameron Barr said. “The Ministry of Justice must immediately shed light on the reasons for its interference in reporters’ activities, which are protected by the First Amendment.” From the US Constitution, he continued.
For its part, the American Civil Liberties Union said the Justice Department had done so ‘Spy on’ These journalists “At the whims of the government”. “This should never happen, The Civil Liberties Union tweeted. When the government spies on journalists and their sources, it endangers freedom of the press. “
The Ministry of Justice should not spy on journalists according to the whims of the administration.
This should never happen.
When the government spies on journalists and their sources, it endangers freedom of the press. https://t.co/V6BLYidxF2
– ACLU (ACLU) May 8, 2021
The Justice Ministry said it followed suit Procedures in force Regarding this request, the newspaper indicates, quoting the ministry’s spokesperson.
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