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BREAKING: Justice Dept. IG to probe Trump-era leak investigations

BREAKING: Justice Dept. IG to probe Trump-era leak investigations 1

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday that his office is launching a probe following reports that the department had sought the records of journalists and prominent critics of former president Donald Trump on the House Intelligence Committee.In a statement, Horowitz said 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.”“If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the review,” he said.The move follows reports Thursday night that the Justice Department in 2018 secretly subpoenaed Apple for the data of two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), as well as the data of their current and former staffers and family members.

Source: Justice Dept. watchdog to probe Trump-era leak investigations, including secret subpoenas for records from Congress and journalists – The Washington Post


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