The US Department of Homeland Security monitored two New York Times reporters who covered the Portland riots.
This was reported on Friday, July 31, by The Washington Post, citing its own sources.
According to media reports, journalists may be involved in the leak of unclassified information regarding the tense situation in the city. In this regard, information about the employees of The New York Times was transferred to federal law enforcement agencies.
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The surveillance allegedly sparked controversy within the department, with agency chief Chad Wolfe ordering an “immediate end” of gathering information. In addition, an investigation was initiated in connection with the incident.