The back and forth going on with the Department of Justice has reached a peak now that Democrats are back in power with President Joe Biden’s selection, Attorney General Merrick Garland heading the agency now.
It has been proven that there were some surveillance issues when former President Barack Obama was in office and former President Donald Trump wanted those involved held accountable.
Stemming from a highly unusual situation involving leaks at the beginning of Trump’s presidency, the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration and it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides, and family members.
California Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell apparently were the two Democrats and Schiff called for Garland to “clean house” at the agency in an interview with MSNBC yesterday.
Adam Schiff (D-CA) calls on Attorney General Merrick Garland to clean house at the Department of Justice after the DOJ spied on him, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and members of the House Intelligence Committee. pic.twitter.com/UA5bUZHuG2— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 11, 2021
Journalist Mollie Hemmingway suggested, however, that the investigations were warranted in a two-part tweet.
Hemmingway said, “As CNN knows very, very well, Swalwell is rumored to be an even bigger leaker than Schiff. CNN worked as co-conspirators in distributing Democrats’ many damaging lies about Trump-Russia collusion.”
“Many people are noting that Schiff recently subpoenaed phone records — and gratuitously published them — including records of Devin Nunes and HPSCI GOP staff,” Hemmingway added.
Many people are noting that Schiff recently subpoenaed phone records — and gratuitously published them — including records of Devin Nunes and HPSCI GOP staff.— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 11, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has weighed in on the situation and called for yet another full scale investigation of Trump:
“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.”
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