DOJ reportedly approves warrant to spy on select journalists in effort to root out leakers

The Justice Department is reportedly spying on a group of journalists in an effort to uncover who is behind the leaks of classified information to the media.

According to the New York Post’s John Crudele, the Department of Justice has acquired warrants from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing electronic surveillance of a select group of journalists who have recently received leaked information from anonymous sources.

The journalists, however, are not the ones being targeted, according to a source in Washington cited by Crudele.

The Trump administration is instead looking for the leaker, focusing on a retired, high-ranking military officer who worked in intelligence. He is suspected of getting information from three people who were part of former President Obama’s administration.

The three White House sources will either be fired or have already been fired, according to Crudele who noted that the cases were also turned over to the Justice Department for possible prosecution.

While the New York Post report has not been confirmed, many on social media were glad something is finally being done about the Deep State leaks that have plagued President Trump and his administration.

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