Trump's DOJ pursued CNN reporter's emails in secret court battle 1

Trump’s DOJ pursued CNN reporter’s emails in secret court battle

 

The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted it all take place under an extraordinary order of secrecy, CNN's lead attorney revealed on Wednesday.
The pursuit — which started in July 2020 under then-Attorney General William Barr with a demand for two months' of CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr's 2017 email logs — continued even after a federal judge told the Justice Department its argument for access to Starr's internal emails was "speculative" and "unanchored in any facts."
The Trump administration's secret pursuit represents a highly unusual and unrelenting push for journalists' records. It included putting CNN general counsel David Vigilante under a gag order prohibiting him from sharing any details about the government's efforts with anyone beyond the network's president, top attorneys at CNN's corporate parent and attorneys at an outside law firm.

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61 comments

    1. @RogerM they are NOT milking trump for views he happens to still be in the news because of his alleged crimes.

    2. @Gray Franklin 2024…there are more registered Democrats and Independents than Republicans now. Gonna be kinda hard to take back office, especially with reports like this coming out.

    3. @psycobleach46 tullis
      Love it…..’alleged’ ….yep, all anonymous, fake stories CNN continues to spew.

    4. @R Smith LISTEN, WE OWE A GREAT DEAL OF GRATITUDE TO CNN!! THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP TO MOSCOW AND THE AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL RACISTS OF THE GOP WHO SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE KREMLIN !!!

  1. Let’s just be relieved Trump’s days in Power are over….can’t even imagine the damage being done if that narcissist had gotten a second term!

    1. @Not RixAmoris WE SHOULD ALL BE THANKFUL TO CNN!! THANK YOU CNN FOR STANDING UP TO MOSCOW AND THE AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL RACISTS OF THE GOP WHO SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE KREMLIN !!!

    2. @tecums3h while I do expect future election violence, I should point out that the Sackler’s evaded justice by flying under everyone’s radar. Right now, a lot of people want trump’s head

  2. This is what happens when criminals are in positions of power. They try to make there Criminal behavior look legal

    1. Just like Obamas IRS going after conservative politiacal groups and Obamas ATF selling guns to Mexican drug cartels that eventually were uses in murders

    2. This explains why the IRS wants to know who leaked the amount of taxes that billionaires paid.

    3. @alejo hernandez Obama never instructed the IRS to do anything, they did it on their own.

    4. @psycobleach46 tullis THANK YOU CNN!! THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP TO MOSCOW AND THE AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL RACISTS OF THE GOP WHO SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE KREMLIN….

  3. Thomas Jefferson-“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”

    1. @M Hall sheep . To completely ignore all the dirt your orange leader has done but focus on biden is amazing lmaooooooooo

    2. @CoCo Smith . All the made up dirt from the lowest rated network in the world fake news CNN, your mentor? Lmao . Baaaa baaaaa. CNN feeding time little Coco sheep. baaaaa baaaaaa

    3. @M Hall it is NOT made up, it is FACTUAL paperwork in courts, videos of trump, people testifying against him.

    4. @helveticaification THIS IS A GREAT DAY! THANK YOU CNN FOR STANDING UP TO MOSCOW AND THE AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL RACISTS OF THE GOP WHO SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE KREMLIN !!

    5. This Biden/ Harris administration is a complete joke!! And I’m democrat!! They are destroying everything!!

    1. @Don nawzd Rudy Tootie claims to have them, maybe once he’s locked up along with Trump you can asked them for that…. You doof

    2. @Kay GUYS, WE OWE A GREAT DEAL OF GRATITUDE TO CNN!! THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP TO MOSCOW AND THE AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHAL RACISTS OF THE GOP WHO SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE KREMLIN !

    1. @Lerian V “unprecedented” means “did not precede” Nixon tried to wire tap journalists tho

  4. Precedent set for future insurrectionists, DOJ needs to act, otherwise become complicit.

    1. @Jack Bauer Right, to your point, our least educated tend to call American Patriots, ‘libtard’, no matter their political affiliation.

      It’s gotten so bad, if you aren’t a Right-Wing extremist willing to carry out acts of Domestic terrorism, you are accused of being a Liberal.

  5. Power and intimidation over facts and Democracy (Gag Order by people of power with no repercussions). US history repeats over and over again because people get away without accountability.

    1. @Don nawzd Those only exist in Fantasy. A bigger question you should ask, is why our least educated reject facts and reality and continue to fall for debunked conspiracy theories.

    2. @Don nawzd Hey Troll. Are you going to copy & paste this on ALL comments?!? Asking for a friend.

    3. No they shouldn’t, don’t remove him from the bar, we need those to put him behind…. Lol prison for these scumbags

  6. So the guy who spent his failed presidency crying about people spying on him, was in fact spying on other people….huh

    1. CNN is a JOKE ….look at there Ratings ….lol everyone is laughing at them and the WORLD is done with them ….i hope when the new Heritage Trail 2.0 come i hope lots of people at CNN are put in Jail to

    2. @mike davidson Only an idiot would measure quality of the news by ratings. There’s an easy case to be made about CNN’s deficiencies, but to rely on ratings is moronic.

    3. This Biden/ Harris administration is a complete joke!! And I’m democrat!! They are destroying everything!!

    1. This Biden/ Harris administration is a complete joke!! And I’m democrat!! They are destroying everything!!

    1. This Biden/ Harris administration is a complete joke!! And I’m democrat!! They are destroying everything!!

  7. Sounds like a typical sequence from a dictatorship. Thank God we`ve got Joe and Kamala being in charge.

    1. This Biden/ Harris administration is a complete joke!! And I’m democrat!! They are destroying everything!!

  8. First step in fascist takeovers, control the media. GOP is still trying to do it. DOJ needs to be looked at from the top down before it happens again, because it will.

  9. Crazy when the government is going after a media organization like this even if Obama did this to Fox I wouldn’t be okay with this

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