The Associated Press is asking the Biden administration for answers on why the Department of Homeland Security used a government database meant to track international terrorists to investigate as many as 20 American journalists, including an Pulitzer Prize-winning AP reporter.
AP executive editor Julie Pace on Monday sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding that the agency explain why investigative reporter Martha Mendoza’s name was run through the database and identified as a potential confidential informant during the Trump administration… KEEP REEADING
Under Operation Whistle Pig, a secretive DHS spying unit may have illicitly investigated as many as 20 journalists. Congress should conduct a thorough investigation into Operation Whistle Pig and the DHS and CBP role in leak inquiries generally. t.co/JcmCVa0oAL
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) December 14, 2021