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Key conservative presses for shield law after seizure of NYT reporter’s records

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 15, 2018

“Anybody who has a liberal or libertarian bone in their body is afraid of Big Brother run amok during this period,” Raskin told The Hill. “It’s getting a little 1984ish out there.”

A little?

If Raskin is just picking up on the 1984 thing now, he is “a little” out of touch.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/392322-key-conservative-presses-for-shield-law-after-seizure-of-nyt-reporters-records

BY SCOTT WONG

The Justice Department’s seizure of a New York Times reporter’s private email and phone records has sparked one of President Trump’s top GOP allies in Congress to say he’ll aggressively pursue legislation to protect journalists.

Freedom Caucus leader Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a possible candidate for Speaker, said the need for a federal media “shield” law is even more critical after the taking of reporter Ali Watkins’ records.

The shield law he’s proposed would protect journalists from being forced by the government to turn over their records or sources, and is similar to a bill that had been co-authored by Vice President Mike Pence.

“For me, it truly is about the Constitution,” Jordan, a former attorney, told The Hill in an interview…

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NYT Reporter Blamed ‘Trumpster Lawyers’ for Leaks. Turns Out It Was Her Boyfriend.

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 12, 2018

The next Pulitzer prize awarded to the NYT should go tho the person who can find an honest NYT ‘journalist’.

Senate Select Committee…So James Wolfe is one of the ‘Select’. It tells you something about the Senate.

https://ntknetwork.com/nyt-reporter-blamed-trumpster-lawyers-for-leaks-turns-out-it-was-her-boyfriend/

By NTK Staff

Federal investigators subpoenaed records from the New York Times’ Ali Watkins and charged Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe with crimes related to leaking…

The indictment also details extensive contact between Watkins and Wolfe that immediately preceded the publication of classified materials. Wolfe allegedly notified the reporter of upcoming SSCI appearances by Trump associates, including Carter Page… Read the rest of this entry »

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