Biden promised to protect the rights of the press

Earlier it became known that the Trump administration secretly obtained access to the reports of journalists.

US President Joe Biden said he would not allow the Justice Department to demand access to journalists’ telephone conversations or electronic correspondence, as this is “simply wrong.”

Earlier, CNN reported that the Justice Department informed its correspondent Barbara Starr that in 2017, the Trump administration secretly obtained recordings of two months of her telephone conversations and email correspondence.

The Washington Post also reported that in 2017, the Trump administration received similar data from three of its journalists.

Biden said, “It’s just, just wrong. I won’t let that happen.”

Presidential spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the Ministry of Justice intends to hold a meeting with journalists: “This president takes the right to freedom of the press seriously – something you’ve seen for decades – and protects the rights of journalists.” Earlier, the National Press Club said that the Trump administration’s actions to gain access to journalists ‘ data “is another and disturbing example of an attack on the press and the First Amendment to the Constitution.”

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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