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Trump Administration Seized Phone Records Of Journalists

 

New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt was one of four New York Times reporters whose phone records were secretly obtained by the Trump administration as part of a leak investigation. Schmidt joins Morning Joe to discuss.
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77 comments

    1. @John Clarke
      TRUMP IS OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT
      Democrats are upset at new voter integrity laws because DEAD people wont be allowed to vote as in 2020 election..
      Anyone who believes voter ID or address verification before voting is anti democracy then you should self deport to Venezuela or Cuba…Trump is obviously Almighty God and has come down from Heaven to SAVE Humanity from Obamas madness and socialism..and should be our 47th President of United States..

    2. @Stefan Jakubowski The KKK used to walk the streets in white hoods, haven’t seen that happen in years and years.

    3. @Sun Dial Are you a democrat? Because most conservatives are not that crazy. You’re acting like a WWE villain we’re all supposed to be rooting against. Kinda sad that the democrats have to be so manipulative

    1. @Saraswati I was replying to the original poster’s comment about the MAGA’s obtaining voter info in AZ for their ongoing attempts to destroy democracy…try an’ keep up…

    2. It CAN be legal if done properly. However in this case it was not. And that’s the issue.

      There are laws that allow the government to seize such information in the name of defense. However the last admin didn’t use that, they just took what they wanted from those they wanted silenced.

      It’s the difference between the cops getting a warrant to search and seize stuff from someone’s home… and random cops showing up without a warrant and just stealing whatever they want.

    3. @Saraswati ooohhh!…the “bigger“ MAGA picture?! Where the dear orange leader tells you to see things that aren’t there and to ignore things that are ?…it ain’t bigger, it’s bizarrer and crazier. No thanks, I’m happy here in reality…

  1. What a shock; the previous administration using nefarious means to “control” their swamp. Much more to come with “respect” to Don’s term!

    1. @Nick Lawson …”The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

      In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice, as part of an investigation into the disclosure of information about a foiled al-Qaida terrorist plot.”… (source AP News)

  2. t-r-u-m-p-i-n-c to Vlad: “Daddy, they’re telling my secrets, what should I do?”
    m-r-p-u-t-i-n c to Herr Drumpf: Find out what they know about me

    1. @Wuhan Institute Of Virology Sure is …trump secret bank accounts. Invanka trademark deals . Jared’s family selling green cards to Chinese property investors .Eric and Don Jnr getting half a billion Chinese dollars to make a golf club in Indonesia … When did Donnie know about covid and when did he tell the American people ?

    2. @wee huddy If the four year, unlimited budget, Mueller investigation couldn’t find anything to pin on Trump, neither will you…

    3. @Wuhan Institute Of Virology Actually two years , so you start off with a lie . A host of folks indicted , jailed, pardoned . 180 instances of contact with the Russians by the Trump campaign , 10 instances of obstruction by Trump . You haven’t read it have you Sparky . Barr lied and brought pressure to bear in both the Stone and Manafort cases and McGann is busy answering a subpoena issued nearly three years ago even as we type . I knew Trump was a crook in 1989 , I knew his father was a crook then too .

    1. TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY…LOL!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE CROOKED MSM’S PLAYS FROM THE DEM PLAY BOOK…LOL!!!

    2. @J Groovy Yes, it is bizarre. I like the Balinese concept of Rwa Bhineda, the philosophy of balance. But how do we reach this balance? We won’t reach it by accusing only one side constantly of something both sides actually do. We have to understand the bigger picture.

    3. @Saraswati – I’m all for balance, but I’m also for common sense and against false equivalence. One side does certain things a whole lot more than the other.

    4. @WARRIOR.OF.GOD you know that’s not true it that’s what you’ve been told. It’s up to you to know the difference between propaganda, commentary and facts presented. If you don’t, you’re part of the problem.

  3. The behavior by the Trump administration and the Barr administration was absolutely DEPLORABLE!!!
    Is there any recourse these journalists have open to them!?

  4. It’s not a problem for the GOP… let’s take Mitch McConnells phone records! Boom there’d be some caring.

    1. Turtle face’s phone records have him called his wife to buy more turtle food.

    2. He’d be _shell-shocked _ and screaming something or the other about a _Partisan Witch-Hunt_

    1. …”The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

      In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice, as part of an investigation into the disclosure of information about a foiled al-Qaida terrorist plot.”… (source AP News)

    2. @Saraswati Thank you for pointing that out. This is getting worse by the year.

    1. @Saraswati you don’t want to accept the globally recognised truth? Fine. That’s between you and your friendly giant rabbit that only you can see, but the grown ups have stuff to deal with so lie down before you hurt yourself, chump.

    2. @My friend Jimmy I don’t know what planet you live on, here on planet earth we have facts and fiction. I stated the facts.

    3. @Saraswati Nope. You stated the propaganda like a good little apparatchik. Putin’s always gonna love Girth Vader more but at least you tried, eh?

    4. @My friend Jimmy Since when is common knowledge “propaganda”? LOL You are ill-informed but you seem to have a vivid imagination.

    5. @Saraswati dude, repeating delusions over and over in a sweaty basement and on your MAGAts only fb page doesn’t make them ‘common knowledge’

    1. @Saraswati Some Republicans, who voted to not remove Trump, said things like:
      “He’s learned his lesson.”
      Or that his guilt, “Has already been proven.”
      Or that his actions were “Wrong and inappropriate.”
      “Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a president from office.”
      “I’ve said from the beginning that it was not a perfect phone call and there are elements that were not appropriate.”

      Most Republican Senators also acknowledged Trump used taxpayer-funded military aid as leverage in an attempt to force a foreign government to try to find dirt on his political rival, they just didn’t care.

      Honesty matters, try it next time.

    1. ..or the Democrats? ..”The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

      In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice, as part of an investigation into the disclosure of information about a foiled al-Qaida terrorist plot.”… (source AP News)

    2. Yes. Haven’t you been paying attention? Why do you think they’re currently revoking the right to vote?

  5. The Trump Administration is the same as Russia administration, Trump and his wife have close relations with Russian ways which cannot be ignored when voting

    1. Absolutely not. lol ..or would you say the same about the Obama/Biden administration?
      …”The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

      In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice, as part of an investigation into the disclosure of information about a foiled al-Qaida terrorist plot.”… (source AP News)

  6. Whenever Trump is vis a vis with a journalist, he just tells them that they asked too many questions and to have a seat.

  7. So the Trump administration violated the First Amendment, and nobody bats an eyelid!

    1. @Saraswati While what the Obama admin did was ethically wrong, it was Constitutionally legal. It’s a slippery slope, but they did at least do it through the proper process, even if it’s a terrible thing for a government to be able to do.

      With the last administration, they were just taking private information from citizens who wouldn’t push the orange traitor’s lies and propaganda. They didn’t follow any specific law or regulation. They just illegally gathered information.

      It’s basically like if cops get a warrant to search someone’s house… compared to cops randomly showing up without a warrant and ransacking the place.
      One is legal, the other is not. With the legal method, they had to provide enough evidence and probably cause to get the right to seize the stuff. So while it’s still an oppressive government tactic, it’s above board. The other way is just sending brownshirts in to rough up those you see as a threat and steal their stuff.

    2. @Saraswati it’s amazing to me, when someone is talking about P45, they pivot to what President Obama has done. The topic is not about President Obama, the topic is regarding the previous liar and thief, P45. IJS

    3. @Adam Taylor I’d say the Obama administration willfully abused their power in an unlawful way by using illegal wiretraps. If you dig a little deeper into this subject you will find it was a secrecy-obsessed administration and I mean you can’t bend the constitution as you please. Wrong is wrong..

    4. ​@Sarah Pickett This may seem amazing to you but it is of great importance. If we ever want to reach a healthy balance we can’t turn a blind eye to only one side or we will never see the bigger picture.

    5. @Saraswati That’s why I said that what they did was ethically wrong. But they did do it legally. I don’t agree with it, but they followed the law.

      I’m all for changing such laws so that they can’t be abused. But like it or not, what they did was allowed.

      The orange traitor however, didn’t use any such legal excuses. And that’s the problem.

      It’s like with Republicans.
      REAL Republicans (the old school non-traitor ones) have policies that I 100% disagree with. And I would love to see every last one voted out of office.

      Their policies are horrific for the country, the economy and the people. They destroy America bit by bit to sell it off to the highest bidder. And they focus on revoking civil rights. So I despise everything they stand for.

      That said, I will 100% fight to defend their right to have those beliefs. They are free to have them, even if they are terrible. And in a democracy, they have every right to run on a platform pushing those beliefs.

      Meanwhile the new Traitor wing of the GOP are all about treason, revoking the right to vote, voter suppression, etc. That is NOT their right. That is a Constitutional violation.

  8. If we didn’t have leaks, the people wouldn’t know shiat. Thank gods for leakers and the reporters that cultivate and protect them.

    1. Trump was following Obama’s recipe: …”The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

      In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice, as part of an investigation into the disclosure of information about a foiled al-Qaida terrorist plot.”… (source AP News)

  9. So at the same time Republicans were whining about what they called flawed FISA warrants as ” spying ” on US citizens ………..the Trump admin was spying on journalists to compromise their sources ……The hypocrisy of the right never stops ..

  10. All the crying he did about wire taps….
    It’s always the one pointing the finger and screaming the loudest about other people

  11. Ever heard of FASCISM?!! Anything a ‘publikan accuses someone of, they are guilty of. Snakes.

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