- Jan 13, 2016
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So does that give the gov the right go on a big brother witch hunt and get everybody’s phone records. If so why did they just target the Dems? And when no evidence turned up why didn’t they move o to the republicans and White House staff? You’re either in favor of big brother style witch hunts or you are not. Where do you stand?Somebody was leaking information from that Committee. Proving who it was is difficult. Not everyone does as bad a job of covering their tracks as a Hunter Biden or a Hillary Clinton, Slade!What makes it appear to be a regular thing? If the evidence was that clear then why didn’t Barr indict him or anybody else?I don't recall a member of the House Intelligence Committee leaking classified material before either. It would appear that was a regular thing by Adam Schiff...hence the investigation by the Justice Department. If Schiff felt intimidated...then good...the sleazy little bug eyed rodent SHOULD be worried about the crap he was pulling!WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor.
All told, the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee were seized in 2017 and early 2018, including those of Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, then the panel’s top Democrat and now its chairman, according to committee officials and two other people briefed on the inquiry…..
The zeal in the Trump administration’s efforts to hunt leakers led to the extraordinary step of subpoenaing communications metadata from members of Congress — a nearly unheard-of move outside of corruption investigations. While Justice Department leak investigations are routine, current and former congressional officials familiar with the inquiry said they could not recall an instance in which the records of lawmakers had been seized as part of one.
Moreover, just as it did in investigating news organizations, the Justice Department secured a gag order on Apple that expired this year, according to a person familiar with the inquiry, so lawmakers did not know they were being investigated until Apple informed them last month.
The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.www.nytimes.com
There was nothing too low that the Trump Administration would steep to intimidate the opposition.
This was pure and simply an abuse of power.