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The Department of Homeland Security reportedly compiled “intelligence reports” on journalists covering the ongoing protests in Portland, a practice traditionally reserved for collecting information on suspected terrorists and violent actors, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis distributed three Open Source Intelligence Reports, which included tweets from Mike Baker, a reporter for The New York Times, and Benjamin Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare.
The reports, obtained by The Post, detailed the number of likes and retweets each post received and listed that both reporters had “published leaked, unclassified documents about DHS operations in Portland,” The Post reported.
Former general counsels of the department said creating dossiers on unclassified internal leaks was “bizarre,” so far as calling the decision “incredibly dumb.”

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The Department of Homeland Security reportedly created and disseminated “intelligence reports” on journalists covering the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

The practice is traditionally reserved for compiling information on suspected terrorists and violent actors, according to The Post report.

The DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis compiled and distributed three Open Source Intelligence Reports, which included tweets from Mike Baker, a reporter for The …read more


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