The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would be opening an investigation into the Department of Justice's (DOJ) secret subpoenas of data from members of Congress and multiple journalists during the Trump administration.

“Recent reports suggest that, during the Trump Administration, the Department of Justice used criminal investigations as a pretext to spy on

’s perceived political enemies," panel Chairman

(D-N.Y.) said in the announcement.

“It remains possible that these cases — which now include Members of Congress, members of the press, and President Trump’s own White House Counsel — are isolated incidents," Nadler added. "Even if these reports are completely unrelated, they raise serious constitutional and separation of power concerns. Congress must make it extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, for the Department to spy on the Congress or the news media."

More in category

Poll: 63% of voters concerned about water supply in their area
July 29, 2021KRON4
Poll: 63% of voters concerned about water supply in their area
AOC tangles with Sinema over $3.5 trillion spending package
July 28, 2021Politico
AOC tangles with Sinema over $3.5 trillion spending package
Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87
July 29, 2021MSNBC
Carl Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, dies at 87
Miami-Dade County Suggests Masks Outside Despite DeSantis' Ban on Mandates
July 29, 2021Newsweek
Miami-Dade County Suggests Masks Outside Despite DeSantis' Ban on Mandates
Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package
July 29, 2021The Hill
Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package
Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed U.S. ship
July 29, 2021CBS
Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed U.S. ship
DOJ threatens legal action against Texas over migrant order
July 29, 2021CBS
DOJ threatens legal action against Texas over migrant order
Congress passes $2.1 billion bill for Capitol security, Afghan visas
July 29, 2021CBS
Congress passes $2.1 billion bill for Capitol security, Afghan visas
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with assault of teen in 1970s
July 29, 2021CBS
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with assault of teen in 1970s
Man owes $150K in medical bills after bike crash
July 29, 2021CBS
Man owes $150K in medical bills after bike crash
Biden ramps up vaccine push with call for $100 payments
July 29, 2021CBS
Biden ramps up vaccine push with call for $100 payments
Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, dies at 87
July 29, 2021Politico
Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, dies at 87
COVID-19 safety measures ahead of first day of school
July 29, 2021KRON4
COVID-19 safety measures ahead of first day of school
Opinion: The Washington horror movie that could have a happy ending
July 29, 2021CNN
Opinion: The Washington horror movie that could have a happy ending
Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC
July 29, 2021CNN
Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DC
MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News
July 29, 2021The Hill
MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News
Three Dogs Saved From Overheated Abandoned Apartment, Are Up for Adoption
July 29, 2021Newsweek
Three Dogs Saved From Overheated Abandoned Apartment, Are Up for Adoption
Navy Charges Sailor in Multi-Day USS Bonhomme Richard Fire
July 29, 2021Newsweek
Navy Charges Sailor in Multi-Day USS Bonhomme Richard Fire
Parents Are Asking TikTok For Access To The Videos Their Kids Are Watching
July 29, 2021NPR
Parents Are Asking TikTok For Access To The Videos Their Kids Are Watching
Olympics Spoilers Are Frustrating. Here's How You Can Avoid Them
July 29, 2021NPR
Olympics Spoilers Are Frustrating. Here's How You Can Avoid Them
Pentagon says it will start talks on making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory
July 29, 2021The Hill
Pentagon says it will start talks on making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory