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An increasing pattern of police abuse


Just The NewwThe legal team for former Trump adviser Steve Bannon leveled explosive charges Friday night, accusing federal prosecutors of snooping on one of his defense lawyers and the FBI of misleading the grand jury through omissions.

In a motion filed in U.S. District Court where Bannon is charged with contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for the Jan. committee, lawyers disclosed evidence the Justice Department and phone carriers turned over to them show prosecutors obtained phone and email records for defense lawyer Robert J. Costello.

After you have spied on the president, spying on attorneys in violation of privilege must seem like a very small thing indeed. But the federal government has shown a disturbing pattern of such behavior. Bannon, here, is just one case. The FBI earlier leaked privileged attorney-client material to the New York Times following a raid that was itself questionable.

This entry was published Mon Feb 21 23:58:23 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-02-21 23:58:23.0. [Tweet]

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