Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records for journalists covering Russian interference

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The Washington Post is reporting Trump’s Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records — and attempted to get email records — of journalists reporting on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Justice Department sent three separate letters earlier this month addressed to three Post journalists, notifying them the department had received records associated with their telephone numbers from between April 2017 and June 2017.

This comes as press freedom groups are denouncing the Biden administration for defending Trump’s move against the Washington Post journalists and the U.S. government’s ongoing push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain.

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