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The Justice Department on Monday issued new guidelines that limit the federal government’s ability to obtain journalists’ communications secretly.

“The United States has, of course, an important national interest in protecting national security information against unauthorized disclosure,” Attorney general Merrick Garland wrote in a memo announcing the new guidelines, according to the Associated Press.

The guidelines prohibit federal investigators from obtaining journalists’ records, including phone and electric communications. It also prohibits the federal government from compelling testimony from journalists.

The new guidelines come after the White House announced on June 5 that it would change its policy towards journalists. The change comes after discovering that the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump had secretly obtained the records of journalists from CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

The only circumstances the government can obtain records is if the journalist is a target of a criminal investigation, is an agent of a foreign power, or if obtaining the information could prevent death or bodily harm, according to NBC News.

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Biden’s Justice Department Says IRS Must Give Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress

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The U.S. Justice Department has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over Donald Trump’s tax returns to a Democrat-led House of Representatives committee.

The DOJ said in its order that the House panel has offered “sufficient reasons” for requesting the material.

Back in 2019, the department’s Office of Legal Counsel found that the request for Trump’s taxes by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee was based on a “disingenuous” objective aimed at exposing them to the public.

Now that Joe Biden is in office, the DOJ has reversed course and claims there are “sufficient reasons” for the Democrat panel to see the material.

“We cannot know where receipt of the requested tax information will take the committee, any more than the committee itself can predict what it will find or determine,” wrote Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen for the Office of Legal Counsel.

“The respect due to a co-equal branch of government requires that we presume the Committee will handle the tax information it receives with sensitivity to taxpayer privacy concerns,” Johnson added.

Back in February, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Donald Trump to releases financial and tax records to prosecutors in Manhattan, New York.

Trump responded in a lengthy statement, calling the ruling “a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country.”

“This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never-ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that could possibly be investigated, “Russia Russia Russia,” where there was a finding of “No Collusion,” or two ridiculous “Crazy Nancy” inspired impeachment attempts where I was found NOT GUILTY. It just never ends!” Trump wrote.

“So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U.S. The Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump,” he continued.

“These are attacks by Democrats willing to do anything to stop the almost 75 million people (the most votes, by far, ever gotten by a sitting president) who voted for me in the election—an election which many people, and experts, feel that I won. I agree!” he added.

“That’s what is done in third world countries. Even worse are those who run for prosecutorial or attorney general offices in far-left states and jurisdictions pledging to take out a political opponent,” he said.

Trump continued: “That’s fascism, not justice—and that is exactly what they are trying to do with respect to me, except that the people of our Country won’t stand for it. In the meantime, murders and violent crime are up in New York City by record numbers, and nothing is done about it. Our elected officials don’t care.”

“All they focus on is the persecution of President Donald J. Trump,” he added.

“I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me. We will win!” Trump concluded in his statement.

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Tucker Carlson was ‘unmasked’ by NSA, internal investigation finds

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The National Security Agency has found that Tucker Carlson was unmasked, according to a report following congressional inquiries.

Two people familiar with the matter told The Record that the NSA conducted an internal investigation that “found that Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties and his name was subsequently revealed through ‘unmasking,’ a process in which relevant government officials can request the identities of American citizens in intelligence reports to be divulged provided there is an official reason, such as helping them make sense of the intelligence documents they are reviewing.”

Carlson was not targeted by the NSA, either directly or indirectly, according to the sources.

“For the NSA to unmask Tucker Carlson or any journalist attempting to secure a newsworthy interview is entirely unacceptable and raises serious questions about their activities as well as their original denial, which was wildly misleading,” a Fox News spokesperson told The Record.

Last month, Carlson said on his show that a government whistleblower had informed him the NSA was surveilling his communications in an effort to remove “Tucker Carlson Tonight” from the air after planning on leaking the information.

The NSA released a statement claiming Carlson’s allegation was false and that he was not a target of an investigation.

Carlson criticized the NSA’s statement, calling it “dishonest” and saying that the spy agency didn’t deny having viewed his private emails without his permission.

GOP House members then sent a letter to the NSA requesting information regarding the possible surveillance of Carlson.

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DOJ agrees that Durham’s report should be released to the public when complete

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The Department of Justice under President Biden agrees with former Attorney General William Barr’s October 2020 special counsel order that John Durham’s report on the Trump-Russia investigators should be made public upon completion.

GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) requested answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding special counsel Durham’s investigation, the Washington Examiner reported. In a letter to the senators, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta wrote that he could not comment on Durham’s ongoing investigation or its status.

However, with regard to Barr’s October 2020 special counsel order, which said, “the Special Counsel, to the maximum extent possible and consistent with the law and policies and practices of the Department of Justice, shall submit to the Attorney General a final report, and such interim reports as he deems appropriate, in a form that will permit public dissemination,” Gaeta wrote, “The Department agrees with this statement.”

Durham was made special counsel by Barr in October 2020 during his investigation into the Trump-Russia probe, which began in May 2019.

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