In 2017, Jeff Sessions, Trump’s first attorney general, said he was reviewing Holder’s guidelines to see if they needed to be changed to make it easier for prosecutors to uncover leaks. more or not. But in the end, the Trump Justice Department never bothered to revise the guidelines. They were still in effect when the department secretly obtained the phone records of reporters at The Post, New York Times and CNN last year. Holder’s instructions proved nothing more than a way to conduct covert surveillance of journalists.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/23/loopholes-may-be-smaller-justice-departments-new-media-rules-theyre-still-there/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_opinions | Opinion | It’s too early to sing the praises of the Justice Department’s new press rules