When the Justice Department Spyed on Congress

When the Justice Department Spyed on Congress


The Justice Department’s investigation into Hurricane Crossfire is a fiasco that keeps on giving, and look no further than this week’s revelations of abuse of power. The latest news is that Justice spied on congressional investigators who dared to oversee its surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign.

Many current and former members of Congress learned that the courts had subpoenaed their personal phone and email records in 2017, likely under the pretext of investigating a leak. The targets included Republican and Democratic staffers in the Senate and House.

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