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Why Are Democrats Helping Trump Crack Down on Press Freedom?

Democrats are helping the CIA expand secrecy laws — and potentially prosecute reporters

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

PPresident Donald Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is attempting to vastly expand a controversial secrecy law that would shield it from accountability and even leave…

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Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm is the executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation. His writing has appeared the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Intercept.

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