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Seizure of Democrats’ Apple data by Trump officials to be investigated

BBC
They were reportedly looking for the source of news reports about contacts between Russia and associates of Republican President Donald Trump, a matter that was then the subject of congressional investigations, including by the House Intelligence Committee. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to......

Trump DOJ obtained records of House Democrats

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump DOJ obtained records of House Democrats – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating the Trump administration secretly obtaining phone records from some House Democrats. Jeff Pegues has the latest. Be the first......

Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data

New York Times
The Times also reported that prosecutors had struggled to develop information tying members of the Intelligence Committee or their aides to the leaks, but Mr. Barr, after he was sworn in in 2019, objected to closing the inquiry. The case was ultimately closed without charges. A person close to Mr.......

Apple says it didn’t know Trump’s DOJ was asking for Democrats’ data when it complied with subpoena

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, speaks as President Donald Trump listens during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Washington. Alex Brandon | AP Apple said......

Democrats’ disastrous ‘voting rights’ bill is a non-solution to a non-crisis

NYPost
Rich Lowry H.R. 1 has achieved sacrosanct status on the center-left, such that the nation’s democratic future is said to depend on it. If so, it is time to weep for the republic. H.R. 1 (S. 1 in the Senate), which is known as a voting bill but wanders into......

What Drives Joe Manchin? Frustrated Democrats Can Look to West Virginia.

New York Times
FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Decades ago, John Manchin Jr., a civic leader in a small coal town in West Virginia, lent his support to a Democrat running for Congress. His candidate lost to a Republican named Arch Moore Jr. After the election, Mr. Manchin applied for a federal loan to keep......

DOJ watchdog will probe reported Trump-era subpoenas of Apple for Democrats’ data

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to members of the media outside a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees at the U.S. Capitol on October 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. Also......

Trump’s Justice Department obtained House Democrats’ data in leaks investigation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Justice Department prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee, including current Chairman Adam Schiff, while investigating leaks of classified information related to contacts between aides to former President Trump......

Trump officials seized Democrats’ Apple data: reports

BBC
Trump repeatedly demanded the DOJ go after his political enemies. It’s clear his demands didn’t fall on deaf ears. This baseless investigation, while now closed, is yet another example of Trump’s corrupt weaponization of justice. And how much he imperiled our democracy. — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 11, 2021 BBC –......

Trump’s Justice Department obtained data from House Democrats in leak investigation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Justice Department prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee, including current Chairman Adam Schiff, while investigating leaks of classified information related to contacts between aides to former President Trump......

Omar seeks to clarify comments after Jewish House Democrats accuse her of comparing US and Israel with Hamas and Taliban

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about ongoing International Criminal Court investigations,” Omar said in a statement. “To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison......

Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress

New York Times
With Mr. Benvenuto involved in the leak inquiries, the F.B.I. questioned Michael Bahar, a former House Intelligence Committee staff member who had gone into private practice in May 2017. The interview, conducted in late spring of 2020, did not yield evidence that led to charges. Prosecutors also redoubled efforts to......

Ilhan Omar calls out fellow Democrats for criticizing her as new controversy flares

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The internal dispute over Omar’s comments on U.S. foreign policy comes more than two years after she faced public pushback from both parties over comments seen as antisemitic. The House GOP raced Thursday to turn the dozen Democrats’ statement into......

Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar is again at odds with her Democratic colleagues over Israel, but this time, she has brought her own country into the mix. The latest contretemps began on Monday, when Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, wrote on Twitter about a virtual exchange she had with Secretary......

Laws for sale: How the Democrats run Albany

NYPost
Post Editorial Board The Democrats who run New York’s Legislature are some of the most brazen pay-for-play politicians you’ll find in America. Consider their latest bid to tie lawmaking to hefty “donations.” As The Post’s Bernadette Hogan, Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding report, state Senate Dems actively sought funds from......

Democrats circulate draft antitrust bills that could reshape Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. House Impeachment manager David Cicilline (D-RI) speaks on the second day of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. congress.gov via Getty Images A group of House Democrats......

Illinois GOP lawmakers sue Democrats for using population estimates for redistricting

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams Illinois GOP lawmakers sued their Democratic counterparts Wednesday for using population estimates to create new legislative maps. The federal lawsuit from Illinois House Minority leader Jim Durkin (R) and Senate Minority leader Dan McConchie (R) allege that......

Democrats in Pennsylvania see ‘unprecedented’ solution to education funding woes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Christen Smith, The Center Square Pennsylvania lawmakers say a $10 billion combination of cash flow and federal stimulus means the state can pour money into public education on an unrivaled scale – all without raising taxes. Democrats, buoyed by......

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