President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster (screengrab)
This week, a new bombshell report dropped from The New York Times revealing that the Department of Justice under President Donald Trump acquired subpoenas to seize data from anti-Trump members of Congress and their families, including House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and second-in-command Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
The revelation caused an explosion of national outrage, with affected members of Congress calling for an immediate investigation into the policy. And commenters on social media all over the country demanded answers and accountability for Trump and former Attorney General William Barr, who presided over at least some of this data collection.
Merrick Garland DOJ response to weaponization of DOJ by former administration will reveal how serious he is in erad… https://t.co/nwrx6P7XZ5— 🇺🇸America&United🇺🇲 (@🇺🇸America&United🇺🇲) 1623410444.0
We need to hear from Merrick Garland today on the firings of every DOJ employee that spied on reporters & Congress members.— Regina Marston for Congress CA District 42 in 2022 (@Regina Marston for Congress CA District 42 in 2022) 1623408050.0
Hey guys, I’m beginning to think that the Barr DOJ had a file on every single one of us #Resisters— A Clockwork Reido ⚒ 🌋 (@A Clockwork Reido ⚒ 🌋) 1623409826.0
@tedlieu Subpoena Barr. Charge Trump. Dems have subpoena power. Clean out the DOJ. This is insanity.— SarahCA (@SarahCA) 1623378038.0
@mkraju This just confirms, AGAIN, that when Trump falsely accuses someone of doing something, that means he's the… https://t.co/u5tWMZvM83— Octavius McKool (@Octavius McKool) 1623378320.0
@mkraju This is ridiculous and there will be absolutely no consequences unless this type of stuff is made illegal— David 🏳️🌈 (@David 🏳️🌈) 1623378136.0
@mkraju This is 10 times worse than Watergate. An extreme abuse of power by FBI, DOJ and President Trump.— EJAusten (@EJAusten) 1623379161.0
@mkraju How was/is this legal? Are we seriously going to just continue to shrugging our collective shoulders over… https://t.co/CvRV8c0I5S— Alamo_On_The_Rise 😷🇺🇲 (@Alamo_On_The_Rise 😷🇺🇲) 1623378556.0
@RepAdamSchiff We need Justice on the Congressman. It's horrifying and scary to know this is what this evil man wa… https://t.co/AHc1BLhnkM— Suzie Abeshima (@Suzie Abeshima) 1623372637.0
@RepAdamSchiff He was using Putin's playbook. Let's stop being nice and call it like it was.— Suzy23 (@Suzy23) 1623372396.0
@RepAdamSchiff Never again. Not for Trump. Not for his enablers. Not for his party. Never let any of them near the White House again.— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) 1623372885.0