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The U.S. Justice Department says it no longer monitors journalists

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this Saturday (June 5, 2021) that it will no longer receive phone or email recordings from journalists in connection with government leaks. From the Information News Agency Andhra, Then confirmed Official note Of the White House.

According to the Department of Justice, the procedure “long time“It simply came to our notice then. According to a US company spokesman, the department “Media members will not resort to a mandatory legal process in a leak investigation to obtain information from sources who do their work“.

There is also the administration of the current US President Joe Biden Emerged. “Although the White House did not intervene in the criminal investigation, the Department of Justice reaffirmed that the provision of sub-phones to reporters’ records in leak investigations was inconsistent with the Department’s policy guidance and would not be used in the future.“.

The announcement comes after the department admitted to secretly obtaining phone records of journalists The New York Times During the presidency of Donald Trump. Newspaper reporters monitored their recordings from January 14 to April 30, 2017, by the Trump administration. Access was carried out in 2020.

This is the second time during the Trump administration this year that the U.S. government has agreed to monitor journalists. Last month, it was confirmed that the newspaper reporters Washington Post Their phone records were captured. The judiciary also agreed to access the phone and email records of a reporter for the station. CNN.

After the cases are discovered Mail Yes CNN, President Biden has said his government will not allow this practice when he is the head of state. According to him, practice “Wrong“.

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Surveillance of journalists Times According to the White House, the judiciary was under secret. The Biden administration says they are unaware of this until surveillance is reported. Through the newspaper.

The judiciary says “Strongly respects press freedom”And who will do what is necessary to protect the freedom of the press.

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