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John Solomon claims the First Amendment protects him as a journalist

Dec 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Six years ago, we learned that the Obama Justice Department had seized records from more than 20 phone lines belonging to the Associated Press. Journalists hopped on the nearest public platform to express their outrage. This was a "serious interference with A.P.'s constitutional rights to gather and report the news," argued the wire service in a statement.

Fast forward to early December, when we learned that phone records of John Solomon, a veteran Beltway journalist who departed the Hill ...