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Opinion: The government leak that changed everything

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters’ records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was “wrong, it’s simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen.” The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations — including while Biden was vice president.

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters’ records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was “wrong, it’s simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen.” The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations — including while Biden was vice president.

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