DreamHost, the Internet provider, is fighting back efforts by the Justice Department to secure information on the website that organized riots against President Trump.
Federal prosecutors in D.C. are seeking “all records” related to the website disruptj20.org, which organized violent protests against the Trump administration in January.
Prosecutors obtained a search warrant for the 1.3 million records in July and are now asking a federal judge to force the company to turn over the information.
The warrant includes “all files” in DreamHost’s possession, as well as information on “subscribers” to distruptj20.org and information on those who “participated, planned, organized, or incited” the January protests.
DreamHost contends the request is “overly broad”.
“That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment,” DreamHost said in a blog post. “That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind. This is, in our opinion, a strong example of investigatory overreach and a clear abuse of government authority.”
The DOJ argued in an earlier court filing that “DreamHost’s opinion of the breadth of the warrant does not provide it with a basis for refusing to comply with the Court’s search warrant and begin an immediate production.”
There is a court hearing on Friday, CNN reported.
DisruptJ20 and a number of Soros groups like ANSWER Coalition as well as The Revolutionary Communist Party, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter are behind many violent rallies/riots. They show up in busses. Michael Moore and other hard-left celebrities back DisruptJ20 though funding is kept secret. The celebrities see themselves as inspirational leaders.
Project Veritas released a series of undercover videos exposing members of #DisruptJ20 and their plot to use violence to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration.
James O’Keefe, CEO for Project Veritas, ran an undercover operation exposing the umbrella group Disruptj20 for the no fascist USA groups. Disruptj20 represents all things anti-Trump.
Check out the alleged work of Disruptj20 and Antifa on Inauguration Day:
— CBS D.C. (@CBSDC) January 20, 2017
Vid: John S. Meyer pic.twitter.com/Q6SRZismDy
— Fresco News (@fresconews) January 20, 2017