Trump administration justice prosecutors assigned Apple for data from the accounts of Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee – including Chairman Adam Schiff – as well as their staff and family members as part of an investigation into the leaks, an intelligence committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. According to a report: Representative Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN’s Don Lemon Thursday night that he had been told his data had also been seized as part of the investigation. Prosecutors, The New York Times first reported, were looking for the sources behind the reports on contacts between Russia and Trump associates. The hunt for leaks began with the FBI sending a subpoena to Apple in February 2018, which included a gag order, requesting metadata on more than 100 accounts as part of a disclosure investigation. classified information, said the person familiar with the matter.
The gag order was renewed three times before it expired this year and Apple has notified customers. The House Intelligence Committee has determined that along with panel members and staff, the dragnet collected records from family members, including at least one minor, the person said. The files seized included those of staff members who had nothing to do with issues related to Russia or former FBI Director James Comey, including staff from Schiff’s personal office, a source told CNN of the House Intelligence Committee. The leadership of the Democratic committee is relying on the self-report to find out who has been affected at this point – both members and staff, the source said. Swalwell confirmed to CNN that records of family members and a minor have been obtained.
Trump’s Justice Department has subpoenaed Apple for House Intelligence Committee Democrats’ data
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