Monday, January 14, 2019

Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists | TheHill

For months now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly has been working on a revision to its guidelines governing how, when and why prosecutors can obtain the records of journalists, particularly in leak cases.

The work has been supervised by Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinExclusive: Trump team should be allowed to ‘correct’ final Mueller report, says Giuliani GOP lawmakers rip Dems for calling Cohen to testify Jordan renews call for Rosenstein to testify MORE’s office, especially since former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDem demands 'ironclad assurances' from Barr on Mueller investigation ahead of confirmation hearings Marijuana industry boosts DC lobbying team Jones asks federal officials to investigate misinformation campaign tactics in Alabama Senate race MORE departed, but is not wrapped up.

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The effort has the potential to touch off a First Amendment debate with a press corps that already has high degrees of distrust of and disfunction with the Trump administration.

via thehill.com

A test of virtue for the Prez.

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