Justice Department to Probe Trump-era Subpoenas of Lawmaker Records

[Public Domain]

On Friday, the Justice Department announced its internal watchdog will investigate the seizure of data from Democrat lawmakers and reporters during leak investigations initiated during the Trump administration.

The Hill reports:

The probe follows news of a department decision in 2017 and 2018 to issue subpoenas seeking metadata from House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and fellow committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) during leak investigations.

In recent weeks, the Department of Justice (DOJ) also notified reporters at three different outlets their records were sought in similar investigations and dropped the gag orders limiting disclosure of the seizure.

“The review will examine the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and whether any such uses, or the investigations, were based upon improper considerations,” Michael Horowitz, DOJ’s Inspector General, said in a Friday statement.

News of the probe comes shortly after lawmakers called for an OIG investigation and congressional review of the matter.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that former Trump lawyers Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.



Subscribe
Notify of
guest
6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jo Phillips
Jo Phillips
5 months ago

How about an investigation of all the corruption going on now

Randy131
5 months ago

Is this DOJ also going to do the same for when Obama used the same and even more drastic measures to investigate his leaks, than did Trump, and Obama actually violated many Americans civil rights in his investigations of the same?

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
5 months ago

These Deep-State operatives at the DOJ seem to enjoy probes…they should all go to Area 51, apparently, there’s a whole lot of “probing” going on by aliens flying in UFO❓🤣

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
5 months ago

When will the actions of the politicized Obama Dept. of Justice be investigated?

Bob Mattes
5 months ago

Isn’t it funny that Dems. are upset Adam Schiff can wire tape GOP personal phones members of his own congress and say he did nothing wrong and run a rough shot Russian hoax and still doing it since 2016 F### the assholes

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
5 months ago

Yeah! Just like ‘the probe’ they did on the “fake FISA-court submissions” by the demon©️[email protected], ya think❓

By submitting this form, I hereby consent to TrumpTrainNews.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which permits TrumpTrainNews.com and its affiliates to contact me.