U.S. Justice Dept says it will no longer seize reporters’ records in leak investigations

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of Justice said on Saturday that it would no longer seek source information from reporters in leak investigations after recent revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration had secretly obtained phone and email records from a number of journalists. CNN and the Washington Post have said the Trump administration had secretly tried to obtain the phone records of some of their reporters over work they did in 2017. The New York Times reported that the Justice Department under presidents Trump and Joe Biden waged “a secret legal battle to obtai…

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