FBI raid on Project Veritas founder’s home sparks questions about press freedom

Politico

The Biden administration’s effort to establish itself as a committed champion of press freedom is facing new doubts because of the Justice Department’s aggressive legal tactics against a conservative provocateur known for his hidden-camera video stings. 

A predawn FBI raid last weekend against Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and similar raids on some of his associates are prompting alarm from some First Amendment advocates, who contend that prosecutors appear to have run roughshod over Justice Department media policies and a federal law protecting journalists.

Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/13/raid-veritas-okeefe-biden-press-521307

The FBI wants to know if you read this news article in February

USA Today

The FBI issued a subpoena demanding U.S. newspaper giant Gannett provide agents with information to track down readers of a USA Today story about a suspect in a child pornography case who fatally shot two FBI agents in February.

The subpoena, served on the company in April, came to light this week after the media company filed documents in federal court asking a judge to quash the subpoena. The Justice Department’s actions were immediately condemned by press freedom advocates.

Source: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/nation-world/fbi-subpoena-usa-today-readers-child-porn-agents-shot/507-126f9066-7346-4924-9d5b-25c8da2ab0b9

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok claims government violated his privacy, free speech rights

ABC News

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok is claiming the government violated his First Amendment rights by releasing his private text messages that contained his political opinion about President Donald Trump.

In a new court filing Monday, Strzok and his attorneys argue that the Justice Department violated his protected free speech by releasing the text messages he exchanged with then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-agent-peter-strzok-claims-government-violated-privacy/story?id=68001195

Peter Strzok sues over firing for anti-Trump texts

Politico

Peter Strzok, a former FBI agent, was dismissed over text messages sent to a colleague that criticized President Trump. Strzok filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the government over his firing, claiming the government violated his First and Fifth Amendment rights.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/06/peter-strzok-lawsuit-firing-trump-texts-1448615

In a private meeting, President Trump allegedly urged Comey to imprison journalists

Poynter

In a private meeting, President Trump allegedly urged Comey to imprison journalists

President Trump asked former FBI Director Jim Comey to lock up journalists for publishing classified information during a February Oval Office meet

Source: www.poynter.org/news/private-meeting-president-trump-allegedly-urged-comey-imprison-journalists