(RepublicanInformer.com)- Recent reports reveal how former President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice sought phone records of reporters from the Washington Post, something the left-wing media is losing their minds over.
NBC quoted the paper’s acting editor as saying, “We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists.”
Of course they’re troubled. They spent four years lying about the president and pushing the conspiracy theory that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election – a conspiracy theory proven to be completely false by the FBI’s failure to find a single shred of evidence to support it.
On Friday, the Justice Department confirmed that the records of three reporters from the Washington Post were sought over calls that they made over a three-month period in 2017 during their reporting on the fake Trump-Russia story.
The Post, which first revealed the news, described how its reporters Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous, and Greg Miller were targeted by the Justice Department. The three reporters were notified on May 3 that the government had sought court orders to access information on their calls between April 15 and July 31 in 2017.
During this time, the three reporters published a story about classified American intelligence intercepts that allegedly indicated that Jeff Sessions, then a Republican Senator for Alaska, talked about President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
A story that ultimately failed to prove the incorrect theory.
“While rare, the Department follows the established procedures within its media guidelines policy when seeking legal process to obtain telephone toll records and non-content email records from media members as part of a criminal investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information,” a statement from the Justice Department revealed.
The statement also added that the targets of the investigations are “not the news media recipients but rather those with access to the national defense information who provided it to the media and thus failed to protect it as lawfully required.”
So rather than President Trump trying to somehow infringe the rights of reporters, this is actually a case of finding out who reporters spoke to in order to find out who released classified information.
Which is obviously entirely reasonable.