Apple knowledgeable former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his spouse that the Justice Department had subpoenaed details about accounts belonging to them in 2018, an individual accustomed to the matter stated Sunday, days after two House lawmakers disclosed they, too, had their data secretly subpoenaed.
It’s not clear but why the Trump administration sought the McGahns’ data. But the others had been a part of a leak probe associated to the investigation of Russian-related election interference. The extraordinary disclosure that the Justice Department sought data of a sitting White House counsel and others, which was first reported by the New York Times, raises questions on how far the Trump administration was keen to go to ferret out who it thought could be chargeable for damaging details about the administration.
Separately on Sunday, the Senate’s prime Democrat referred to as on the Justice Department’s chief nationwide safety official — a Trump appointee who has remained within the Biden administration — to testify beneath oath voluntarily or face a subpoena to reply questions on secretly seizing the telephone information from House Democrats and reporters as a part of the aggressive investigations into leaks.