Headline RoundupJune 11th, 2021

DOJ Watchdog Will Investigate Trump-Era Leak Probe Into Dem Lawmakers

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Justice Department's inspector general will probe how the department managed a Trump-era investigation into media leaks that involved the secret seizure of data for some Democratic lawmakers, their staff and family members. News emerged this week of Justice Department investigations of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) during the leak probes in 2017 and 2018, which involved seizures of their Apple data. The alleged leaks reportedly involved classified information about correspondence between the Trump administration and the Russian government.

Coverage of the news was featured prominently by many major left- and center-rated outlets Friday afternoon; many right-rated outlets hadn't offered original reporting on the news at the time of this writing. Some reports from right-rated sources concentrated on the source of the leaks in question, echoing statements on the story from Republican lawmakers. Some coverage from left-rated sources focused on Democrats' calls for former attorneys general Jeff Sessions and William Barr to testify about the probes in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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