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Sometime between November 30 and December 4, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issues a subpoena demanding Buzzfeed News journalists release the identities of their anonymous sources.

“BuzzFeed News emphatically rejects any requests for information about possible sources and methods of our reporting,” said BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Mark Schoofs. “We do not confirm or discuss confidential sources, and this subpoena is an outrageous overreach by the federal government. It’s fundamentally at odds with the US Constitution and will not have any impact on our journalism.”

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The subpoena is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to identify whistleblowers and people who have leaked government documents. Journalistic sources are protected by the First Amendment.

“If journalists had to divulge sources or information they obtained in the course of reporting, they’d be no better than the investigative arm of the state,” said David Snyder, a lawyer and executive director of the nonprofit First Amendment Coalition. “The power of journalism to advance the cause of our democracy would be severely diminished.”

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

Sometime between November 30 and December 4, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issues a subpoena demanding Buzzfeed News journalists release the identities of their anonymous sources.

“BuzzFeed News emphatically rejects any requests for information about possible sources and methods of our reporting,” said BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Mark Schoofs. “We do not confirm or discuss confidential sources, and this subpoena is an outrageous overreach by the federal government. It’s fundamentally at odds with the US Constitution and will not have any impact on our journalism.”

Buzzfeed News

The subpoena is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to identify whistleblowers and people who have leaked government documents. Journalistic sources are protected by the First Amendment.

“If journalists had to divulge sources or information they obtained in the course of reporting, they’d be no better than the investigative arm of the state,” said David Snyder, a lawyer and executive director of the nonprofit First Amendment Coalition. “The power of journalism to advance the cause of our democracy would be severely diminished.”

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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-subpoena-buzzfeed-immigration-sources

Photo: Public Domain

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Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

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