Trump Administration Subpoenaed Apple for Data on Two House Intelligence Committee Democrats

When investigating leaks of classified information during the early days of the Trump Administration, the United States Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for metadata from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, reports The New York Times.

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Apple was also required to provide data from their aides and family members, with the DoJ requesting the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee in 2017 and early 2018, including a minor. One of the Democrats was Adam Schiff, who now serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The Department of Justice subjected Apple to a gag order that expired earlier this year, with Apple informing lawmakers they had been investigated just last month. Biden's Justice Department revealed the subpoenas and gag orders to the press this week.

According to The New York Times, Apple provided metadata and "other account information," but did not give the DoJ photos, emails, or other content. The records did not link the committee to the leaks.

The full report on the subpoenas and the circumstances behind them can be read over at The New York Times.

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WRXHokie Avatar
40 months ago
This is disturbing no matter where you sit. Spying on members of Congress without just cause, would be a rather huge abuse of power.
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
40 months ago
Amazing how little work Trump accomplished
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luvbug Avatar
40 months ago

Amazing how little work Trump accomplished
If you include feathering his own bed, he got a tremendous amount done.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Braderunner Avatar
40 months ago

Amazing how little work Trump accomplished
Republicans only tear down. They don’t build anything.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
XNorth Avatar
40 months ago

What are you all whining about. They investigated, and nothing was found.
Your logic is like Trump’s: we committed a crime in secret, and it leaked out. we are not the criminals. The leaker is the criminal for leaking our crime.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tongxinshe Avatar
40 months ago
This illustrates clearly that the right-wing extremists in the US trust NO ONE except those in the same extreme right-wing group!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)