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U.S. Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former U.S. President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media.

John Demers speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, on Oct. 19, 2020. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)