On Thursday night, The New York Times reported that the Justice Department under the Trump administration subpoenaed Democrat lawmakers’ communications records.
According to The Times, prosecutors subpoenaed ‘Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor.’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement in response calling for an investigation into the “weaponization of law enforcement by the former president.”
“Recently, it has become public that the Trump Administration sought account metadata of House Intelligence Committee Members and staff and their families.
“The news about the politicization of the Trump Administration Justice Department is harrowing. These actions appear to be yet another egregious assault on our democracy waged by the former president.
“I support Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s call for an investigation into this situation and other acts of the weaponization of law enforcement by the former president. Transparency is essential.”
Breaking News: Hunting leakers, the Justice Department under the Trump administration took the extraordinary step of subpoenaing lawmakers’ communications records. https://t.co/spBnFO2mv7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 11, 2021
NEW: In hunting for people who leaked Russia investigation intel to reporters, DOJ subpoenaed Apple for data belonging to Adam Schiff, another House Intel Committee Democrat, aides and family members. One was a minor.
w. @npfandos @nytmike @adamgoldmanNYThttps://t.co/6jWHq34kUB
— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) June 11, 2021