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The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will probe efforts by the department during President Donald Trump’s administration to seize the communications data of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the watchdog confirmed.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office was beginning a review of the department’s “use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records of Members of Congress and affiliated persons, and the news media in connection with recent investigations of alleged unauthorized disclosures of information to the media by government officials.”

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