The norm that the U.S. government shouldn’t collect intelligence on a free press still has some force, it seems.

Brian Murphy’s removal fuels criticism around the DHS, which has been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks for its use of federal officers at Portland protests. Agents from various divisions within the department were deployed to the city to protect federal property during the ongoing protests for racial justice sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.

Source: DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists, Protesters : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR

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