Two nonprofits have sued the Trump administration for, among other things, using leaker Edward Snowden‘s private messenger of choice to keep communications from prying eyes. Their lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Washington D.C. federal court, says the President Donald Trump and his office violated the Presidential Records Act, the Declaratory Judgement Act, and the Constitution itself by apparently failing to preserve internal communications for public access.“Not only the Plaintiffs, but the American public, will lose vital information and insight about presidential policies and decision making, which are required to interpret and prevent illegal or unwise government action,” the complaint, filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive, reads.They argue that the deletion of @realDonaldTrump’s tweets, and the administration’s use of confidential messaging applications, Signal and Confide, break federal law because communications aren’t preserved.“Signal also has a disappearing message function that allows the user to set a timer to delete the message from all devices,” they write.National security and tech buffs will already know both programs. Signal has got some attention by having a pretty big fan in Snowden, an intelligence contractor who leaked information from the National Security Agency.He is not shy about showing he love for the… Read full this story
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