DOJ now wants the IP Address for anyone who has visited “anti-Trump” websites in an ongoing investigation to Inauguration day riots. But the kicker is those websites have already been helping the DOJ by all means, except IP Address from visitors.
So does this mean, a college student doing research for a Judicial Studies paper that visited any of these sites could get a knock on their dorm door from Agents Smith and Jones? Get your alibis ready – PB/TK
Justice Department Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site – By Jon Schuppe / Aug 15 2017
What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Trump website?
On its face, the Justice Department’s demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws while protesting President Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington.
Prosecutors say the website, DisruptJ20.org, was used to organize “a violent riot.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C., which is prosecuting the protesters in local courts, points out that the warrant has already been approved by a judge who reviewed the government’s reasons – outlined in an affidavit that is sealed from public view – and agreed there was probable cause the data contained evidence of crimes.
But the target of the search warrant, a web-hosting company that has already provided information about the people who registered for the site, says the feds have gone too far by seeking IP addresses for anyone who entered the site.
Both sides will face each other in court for a hearing on Friday.
Continue to nbsnews.com article: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/inauguration-2017/justice-department-wants-records-visitors-trump-protest-site-n792896