The Trump Justice Department secretly investigated the 2017 telephone and email data of a CNN reporter and every other reporter of the administration who attempts to use journalists’ ways of obtaining information to pursue government secret investigations and make them public.
CNN disclosed Thursday that Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr was informed in a May 13 letter that prosecutors had obtained two months of phone and email records between June 1, 2017, and July 31, 2017.
The Government’s notification covered the reporter’s Pentagon extension, her home and cell telephones, and her personal email accounts connected with the community. Earlier this month, the Washington Post mentioned that the government obtained 2017 phone data concerning about three journalists who included the research into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“Administration leader will quickly meet with reporters to pay attention to their worries about latest notices and on the other hand convey it to Attorney General (Merrick) Garland’s staunch support of and dedication to a free and unbiased press,” Justice spokesman Anthony Coley said. In its report, CNN President Jeff Zucker condemned the Justice action.” We are requesting a quick assembly with the Justice Department for an explanation,” Zucker stated. Citing the Justice notification, CNN mentioned that the authorities had acquired phone “call information,” which might consist of calls made to and from the focused phones and the duration of the calls.
The letter said that the Justice Department had received ‘non-content material information’ from Starr’s email accounts, which means the recipient, sender, date and time would be covered, however now no longer the content material of the emails,” the community stated…
CNN said Justice is not exposed to why it sought Starr’s communications, even though the community said the Pentagon correspondent was involved in reporting on “U.S. army options in North Korea that are prepared to be presented to Trump, as well as evidence on Syria and Afghanistan.”