DOJ inspector general will investigate 2018 seizure of House Democrats’ data

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DOJ inspector general will investigate 2018 seizure of House Democrats' data

Trump’s Justice Department secretly seized data from Democrats and their aides.

“The review will examine the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and whether any such uses, or the investigations, were based upon improper considerations,” the Inspector General’s office said in a statement. “If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the review.”

A House Intelligence Committee official confirmed to ABC News Thursday that Apple notified roughly a dozen people associated with the committee just last month that the DOJ issued grand jury subpoenas for their information and metadata in February 2018.

The story was first reported by The New York Times.

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