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Justice Department treats journalists like drug gangs, New York Times reporter says

June 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Journalists may be relieved — for now — that the Biden administration is changing the Justice Department's policy that allowed prosecutors to tap reporters' phones to root out leakers. But media members remain angry that it happened in the first place and have no guarantees that a future president (or the current one) will maintain those policies going forward.

New York (CNN Business)Journalists may be relieved — for now — that the Biden administration is changing the Justice Department's policy that allowed prosecutors to tap reporters' phones to root out leakers.

"The US attorney's office in DC has a history of trampling on the First Amendment," New York Times reporter Adam Goldman said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday.

Goldman, from whom prosecutors secretly obtained phone records, said he was disappointed to learn that the Justice Department allowed his records to be collected but was not surprised that it had.

Goldman said his phone records had been similarly collected during the Obama administration, which promised to change its policies.

Spying on journalists "is an affront to the First Amendment," CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter said Sunday, who applauded the Biden administration's new policy.

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