Relationship of the former US president Donald Trump For representatives of the press he was always very tense. After his term ended, it became known more and more cases in which the government did not stop at allegations and hostility – instead targeting journalists with the help of the Ministry of Justice. The recent revelation of CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr. The US Department of Justice told the journalist out loud CNN In a letter dated May 13 stating that the Trump administration received their phone and email records for more than two months between June 1, 2017 and July 31, 2017.
Accordingly, Starr’s Pentagon line numbers, the Pentagon phone booth number, as well as her home landline and cell phone, as well as Starr’s private and professional mail accounts were affected. It remains unclear what the government was looking for at the time and when the investigation was opened – either under Attorney General Jeff Sessions or under his supervision. William Barr.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed that the records were obtained by the courts last year, but provided no explanation or additional context. A Justice Department official also confirmed that Starr was never the subject of an investigation.
Starr did some research at the time Military links with North Korea And stories about Syria and Afghanistan.
“CNN strongly condemns the confidential set of aspects of a reporter’s correspondence that are clearly protected under the First Amendment,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN. “We ask for an immediate meeting with the Ministry of Justice to obtain clarification,” he added.
Journalists have also criticized the Obama administration for its ongoing investigations. But the Trump administration took these tactics to the extreme after more and more classified information was leaked from the White House.
Recently, it became known that the United States government is under Trump’s control Phone data secretly from three correspondents The “Washington Post” Sold. The three journalists were recently informed that the US Department of Justice had personal and professional phone and cellular data from April to July 2017. During the period in which the recordings were released, the three reporters wrote an article about a meeting of Trump’s advisor and then US Attorney General Jeff Sessions with the Russian ambassador before the 2016 presidential election. The reporter who worked for BuzzFeed, Politico, and the New York Times was also affected.