Twelve people, including a minor, were targeted in a leak investigation as Democrats decry ‘weaponization’ of DoJ

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President Joe Biden and First Jill Biden are set to meet again with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson momentarily again in Cornwall, following a successful first encounter yesterday. Johnson, eschewing the usual “special relationship” descriptor – he felt it made the UK seem weak and needy – chose to go with the phrase “indestructible relationship”.

The Bidens and Johnsons will then go on to join with other leaders as the G7 summit officially kicks off today.

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Greetings, liveblog readers. Happy Friday.

The New York Times broke the news last night that amid the Russian investigation, the justice department under Donald Trump had subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House intelligence committee.

Trump repeatedly demanded the DOJ go after his political enemies.

It’s clear his demands didn’t fall on deaf ears.
 
This baseless investigation, while now closed, is yet another example of Trump’s corrupt weaponization of justice.

And how much he imperiled our democracy.

On tonight’s DOJ news, it is outrageous but not surprising.

We have a former president with no regard for the rule of law or for those who enforce the laws.

We need to conduct a thorough investigation and hold everybody responsible accountable.

Thank you @TheLastWord @Lawrence pic.twitter.com/BbVDPln691

Like many of the world’s most despicable dictators, former President Trump showed an utter disdain for our democracy and the rule of law. My statement: pic.twitter.com/Pvvb1xYiLn

Related: Trump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks

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