🎧 ‘The Daily’: Cracking Down on Leaks | New York Times

Listened to ‘The Daily’: Cracking Down on Leaks by Michael Barbaro from New York Times

For a year and a half, President Trump has threatened to crack down on leaks and leakers.

The seizure of emails and phone records from a reporter at The New York Times tells a great deal about what that might look like.

On today’s episode:

• Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The Times in Washington who had his records subpoenaed during the Obama administration.

Background reading:

• Federal prosecutors seized years of email and phone records from Ali Watkins, a New York Times reporter.

• President Trump wants better press, and he’s blaming leaks for not getting it.

• From 2012: The Obama administration used the Espionage Act to pursue leak cases.

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