DOJ targeted Democrats under Trump – How does it feel

Rep. Adam Schiff of California
Rep. Adam Schiff of California
  • Trump’s Justice Department seized records from Apple that belonged to Democrats in Congress.
  • House Intel Committee members Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were targeted, along with their families and staffers.
  • The DOJ was looking for the source of leaks regarding the Russia investigation.
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While searching for the source of leaked intelligence regarding the Russia investigation, Trump’s Justice Department seized records from Apple belonging to Democrats in Congress, The New York Times reported Thursday.

A grand jury subpoenaed Apple for communications data belonging to people surrounding the House Intelligence Committee. A source told The Times that Apple delivered metadata and account information, but not emails, photos, or other content.

The records belonged to members of the committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff of California, as well as their staffers and families, including one minor, The Times reported. The records of at least 12 people were obtained in 2017 and 2018.

Schiff served as the committee’s ranking member at the time. He now serves as chairman.

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California told CNN’s Don Lemon that he was the other Democrat who had his records seized. He also confirmed that records of his family, including a minor, were obtained, saying he believed “they were targeted punitively, not for any reason in law but because Donald Trump identified Chairman Schiff and members of the committee as an enemy of his.”

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