That weaponization was an escalation of action that forever sealed the need to hide it.
Keep in mind, the Intelligence Branch operates as a public-private collaboration; part of that purpose needs an alignment with corrupt U.S. media.
Garland was moved to act following a protest over revelations that the department throughout the Trump administration had actually obtained records belonging to reporters at The Washington Post, CNN and The New York Times as part of investigations into who had disclosed federal government tricks related to the Russia investigation and other nationwide security matters.
The 4th estate (media) has collapsed under the weight of the Fourth Branch of federal government, the Intelligence Branch …
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Once you take a nuclear action on something corrupt, there is no return. The Obama-era weaponization of the intelligence apparatus for political functions was one such nuclear action. That weaponization was an escalation of action that forever sealed the requirement to hide it.
The intelligence apparatus, including the DOJ/FBI and lined up companies, in addition to the DOJ authorities within the Mueller probe, previously exploited their surveillance access to records and communication of Donald Trump and his administration. Those intelligence operatives then spun and dripped parts of those records in order to develop a fictitious Trump-Russia story and concurrently sidetrack from the prior illegal monitoring.
Today the AP is reporting that Attorney General Merrick Garland is disallowing any DOJ office from seizing the interaction of any journalists. In essence Garland is offering cover for the prior and ongoing coordination of Intelligence Community leaks to media allies. Remember, the Intelligence Branch operates as a public-private collaboration; part of that purpose needs a positioning with corrupt U.S. media.
WASHINGTON (AP)– Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal district attorneys from taking the records of journalists in leak examinations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy.
The new policy largely codifies the dedication Garland made in June, when he stated the Justice Department would abandon the practice of seizing press reporters records in leakage examinations.
[…] Garland was relocated to act following an outcry over revelations that the department throughout the Trump administration had actually gotten records belonging to journalists at The Washington Post, CNN and The New York Times as part of examinations into who had actually revealed federal government tricks associated with the Russia examination and other national security matters.
Others whose records were acquired were members of Congress and their staffers and former White House counsel Don McGahn.
Garlands announcement followed President Joe Biden said he would not permit the Justice Department to seize journalists phone records and e-mails, calling the practice “wrong.” (read more).