Skip to comments.Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report
Posted on 06/07/2018 7:52:40 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Department of Justice reportedly seized a New York Times reporter's phone and email records this year in an effort to probe the leaking of classified information, the first known instance of the DOJ going after a journalist's data under President Trump.
The Times reported Thursday that the DOJ seized years' worth of records from journalist Ali Watkins's time as a reporter at BuzzFeed News and Politico before she joined The Times in 2017 as a federal law enforcement reporter, according to the report Thursday.
Watkins was alerted by a prosecutor in February that the DOJ had years of records and subscriber information from telecommunications companies such as Google and Verizon for two email accounts and a phone number belonging to her.
Investigators did not receive the content of the records, according to The Times.
The newspaper reported that it learned of the letter on Thursday.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
A new tactic by Magoo’s rogue injustice department. Conduct goose-stepping raids on the ‘press’ to make Trump look like a fascist.
Well, it seems to have worked...
Senate Intel ex-security director indicted on false-statements charges in probe of possible leaks
A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee was indicted on charges of giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks of classified information, the Justice Department announced Thursday night.
James A. Wolfe, 58, served as the panel’s security director for 29 years, according to the feds.
Earlier Thursday, The New York Times revealed federal investigators had seized years’ worth of email and phone records relating to one of its reporters, Ali Watkins. She previously had a three-year romantic relationship with Wolfe, The Times reported, adding that the records covered a period of time before she joined the paper.
“Sessions Derangement Syndrome” or parody thereof?
It’s the real thing. LOL
Magoo is finally cracking down on leaks? Somehow I doubt it...What is the Obama/deepstate run DOJ up to?
Before I read your post I was going to say, find out who she is screwin’ and you’ll find your leaker.
Fox is reporting now that this guy used encrypted apps to send leaks. It seems they actually had some evidence to seize the his reporter girlfriend’s phone and email records. Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut.
“Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut”
Normally when Magoo fears for his ‘job’ as the deepstate’s AG, he comes out with some forceful statement about immigration. This is a new tact.
the actual indictment:
” After WOLFE
stated that he did not know about REPORTER #2’s sources, FBI agents confronted WOLFE with
pictures showing WOLFE together with REPORTER #2. After behg confionted, WOLFE
admitted to the FBi agents that he had lied to them, and that he had engaged in a personal
relationship with REPORTER #2 since 2014, but maintained that he (WOLFE) had never
disclosed to REPORTER #2 classified information or information that he leamed as Director of
Security for the SSCI that was not otherwise publicly available. WOLFE also stated that he never
provided REPORTER #2 with news leads. intelligence, or information about non-public SSCI
Is this the same Justice Dept that let Crooked Hillary walk?
And everybody was wondering how someone so young, just a few years out of college, could wind up with such a big time gig at the NY Times...
Girl knew how to bend over and create value for her employer.
Basically, she’s a spy, not a reporter.
So how does this fit into the Scial Justice narrative?
Is Ali Watkins a victim or priviledged?
No, she’s a cheap whore.
Say what, Willis?
Thanks for the link.
That is a very interesting document.
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