DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents

The Washington Post

DHS Makes Deal With Oregon Governor To Withdraw Federal Agents From Portland

“Upon learning about the practice, Acting Secretary Wolf directed the DHS Intelligence & Analysis Directorate to immediately discontinue collecting information involving members of the press,” a department spokesman said in a statement. “In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter. The Acting Secretary is committed to ensuring that all DHS personnel uphold the principles of professionalism, impartiality and respect for civil rights and civil liberties, particularly as it relates to the exercise of First Amendment rights.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-who-published-leaked-documents/2020/07/30/5be5ec9e-d25b-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html

Department Of Homeland Security compiling database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

Forbes

Department of Homeland Security plans to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/04/06/department-of-homeland-security-compiling-database-of-journalists-and-media-influencers/#603a4def6121