Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter’s Records Were Seized

By Adam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos and Katie Benner:

The seizure — disclosed in a letter to the reporter, Ali Watkins — suggested that prosecutors under the Trump administration will continue the aggressive tactics employed under President Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump has complained bitterly about leaks and demanded that law enforcement officials seek criminal charges against government officials involved in illegal and sometimes embarrassing disclosures of national security secrets.