DOJ Demands Web Hosting Company Turn Over IP Addresses Of Everybody Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

The Washington Post reports:

A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution.

“What we have is a sweeping request for every single file we have” in relation to DisruptJ20.org, said Chris Ghazarian, general counsel for DreamHost, which hosts the site. “The search warrant is not only dealing with everything in relation to the website but also tons of data about people who visited it.”

The request also covers emails between the site’s organizers and people interested in attending the protests, any deleted messages and files, as well as subscriber information — such as names and addresses — and unpublished photos and blog posts that are stored in the site’s database, according to the warrant and Ghazarian.

The request, which DreamHost made public Monday, set off a storm of protest among civil liberties advocates and within the tech community.

More from Fortune:

DisruptJ20.org was used to organize protests in Washington, D.C. on Trump’s inauguration day, 20 January. The protests turned violent in part, and the site is now primarily being used to organize legal support for the hundreds of protestors who were arrested.

“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,” the hosting firm wrote in a blog post. “That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind.”

“Internet users have a reasonable expectation that they will not get swept up in criminal investigations simply by exercising their right to political speech against the government,” Dreamhost said. “We intend to take whatever steps are necessary to support and shield these users from what is, in our view, a very unfocused search and an unlawful request for their personal information.”

And from TechCrunch:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation accuses D.C. prosecutors of using “unconstitutional methods” to pursue their investigation into the J20 protests, aka the day President Trump was inaugurated.

“In just one example of the staggering overbreadth of the search warrant, it would require DreamHost to turn over the IP logs of all visitors to the [disruptj20.org] site. Millions of visitors — activists, reporters, or you (if you clicked on the link) — would have records of their visits turned over to the government. The warrant also sought production of all emails associated with the account and unpublished content, like draft blog posts and photos,” the EFF writes.

“No plausible explanation exists for a search warrant of this breadth, other than to cast a digital dragnet as broadly as possible. But the Fourth Amendment was designed to prohibit fishing expeditions like this. Those concerns are especially relevant here, where DOJ is investigating a website that served as a hub for the planning and exercise of First Amendment-protected activities.”

  • Albert Ross

    Trying to score brownie points with the marmalade Mussolini.

    • kcken

      Pretty sure Trump was behind this. Dunno why the Keebler elf deemed it worthy though, considering how Trump has been trashing him …

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Battered wife syndrome.

        • kcken

          Yeah, i’m not even gonna attempt to understand this shit…

        • Todd20036

          I’ve always wondered why one would dip his wife in batter…

          • Joe in PA

            Someone’s gotta say it Todd: don’t quit your day job.

            🙂

          • Adam King

            And who would want to beat up shrimp?

          • MirrorMan

            Did you hear about that Tempura restaurant that’s fighting domestic violence by opening a shelter for lightly battered women?

          • Steverino

            It’s to prepare the wife for pancake makeup.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          battered keebler

      • Dagoril

        This started a few months ago, when the elf was in better standing.

        It’s a fucking outrage though. Drumpf is going after people now, who opposed him back in January. He’s petty as hell.

        • LatrinaDiBucca

          This is not merely petty, it is an indication of his administration’s fascist, totalitarian intent.

          This is a Trump/Bannon/Sessions power grab.

          Fight now, or die enslaved.

      • Octavio

        I doubt Trump would know an IP Address if it grabbed his pussy. This is Bannon evil. It’s got his pudgy finger prints all over it.

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      Shady Marmalade.

  • hdtex

    This is NOT NORMAL!

    • Todd20036

      I think even the republicans are starting to see that.

      • customartist

        But they will STILL take the votes with nary a quam

    • Gustav2

      It was for Nixon.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Let’s make a list of everybody in the world who can’t stand Trump. We’re gonna need to borrow one of them fancy supercomputers.

        • jerry

          They need to create a new federal department…though they can either house it at the State Dept. or the EPA, because both agencies now have plenty of space and no longer using a lot of their existing office equipment.

          • Octavio

            I know where there is a slightly used CRAY for sale.

    • CJAS

      It was pretty normal for the 1950s and 1960s–government agencies spying on citizens to control dissent.

      • Karl Dubhe

        70s and 80s too. They spied on the Communists, or the people who they thought might support them.

        I knew one of them, here in Edmonton. She still runs for the Communist party in elections. Nice person, nutty but nice.

    • TimCA

      Unless you live in a police state……or are trying to construct one.

  • DesertSun59

    I just visited the site just to have my IP address recorded. I dare the US gov’t to seek me out. As a former US Marine I will give them the response they deserve.

    • whollyfool

      Thank you both for your service and for your continued fight for this country.

    • JoeMyGod

      I just visited for the same reason.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Me too. From work and personal.

      • Rick Jackson

        Ditto

      • ECor

        just visited site. want to register my disapproval. thank you.

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        same here, from work, home and phone.

      • djcoastermark

        Just hopped on over there too.

      • Todd20036

        What is the link, please? I’d love to register.

        • Todd Allis

          disruptj20.org

      • Jim E.

        Ditto

      • Todd Allis

        I managed to connect from work but got a “Service Temporarily Unavailable” from home. Seems it’s a popular site now. Edit: managed to connect now, from work, home, and my co-lo server.

      • JCF

        Done and done.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Good idea. I’m Spartacus!

    • kcken

      Thank you!

      Funny they’re NOT asking for IP records from the daily stormer nazi site. Hmm…

      • DesertSun59

        You are brilliant in that observation!

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      • Lizard

        That’s what I thought the article was about at first. Then I noticed the “anti-.”

        I mean, damn. The chutzpah of this administration.

        • customartist

          Trump is going down, and I can exercise the greatest of patience knowing this.

        • JCF

          …or the Nazi version of chutzpah.

      • kaydenpat

        Exactly!!

      • Librarykid

        45 does not see them as a threat to him personally; beyond that, he does not care.

      • David

        Of course not. That’s the GOP base.

        • customartist

          GOPhers are attempting to make occasional statements distancing themselves from the current Administration, Nazis, and the likes, but I have not heard a single statement rejecting the VOTES from such groups???

      • ColdCountry

        I’m sure they’ll get around to it, after all, they’ll need a list of people to hit up for donations.

      • customartist

        This current demand for information, whether successful or not, will set the precedent for Future Administrations to ask for Nazi and other such data. “Be careful what you ask for”

    • netxtown

      This vet just got added to their list. RESIST.

      • samcollins

        This one as well.

    • MAGABoy

      They already have all this data. This move is just for show, to make you feel like you have some sort of privacy, which you don’t. After all, govern-ment is the control of the mind.

    • Ken

      I just did as well. Here’s the site in case anyone needs it: http://www.disruptj20.org

    • TrueWords
    • Mark McGovern

      Ditto

    • Karl Dubhe

      Done, but I’m a foreign national. 🙂

      So of course, there is no risk to me.

    • GayOldLady

      Well, I’m in!!!

    • Do Something Nice

      I’m guessing this is ‘retaliation’ for GoDaddy pulling the plug on Nazis.

    • SockMikey

      I’m going to set my VPN to every site in America and visit multiple times.

    • WitlessProtection

      Me too. Navy Vet here, you can call me Doc!

    • Del Sam

      I will make a point myself to visit DisruptJ20.org as well as ResistThis.org and wedisrupt.org, and any other site I can find, several times a day JUST to make sure my IP is listed. Maybe I need to create a bot to visit every hour on the hour.

  • Gigi

    Here’s the reason why Trump refused to condemn the Nazis. He is one.

  • AtticusP
  • crewman

    This is nightmarishly ominous. Trump needs to be impeached. His entire administration and all appointments need to be scrubbed from our capitol.

    • Jonathan Smith

      change “scrubbed” to “eradicated”
      please.

    • Todd20036

      It’s not just Trump. It was never just Trump

    • SockMikey

      Hopefully history will record the narcissistic, soulless, great-divider that is Drumpf.

      If I can’t get my “Dallas” wish of waking up and finding it was all a nightmare.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • kcken
  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Yes, do this and not request IP addresses of those who organize and hold hate rallies.
    Finger on the pulse of the nation (up your ass), I tell ya!

  • Todd20036

    And the Tech company is fighting back. They won’t budge.

    • canoebum

      I hope they have the servers heavily encrypted.

      • ben

        unfortunately the typical type of encryption you would (and should) use on a home PC – full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication – is impractical on a server. Most servers these days are VMs and putting a pre-boot password on a VM is a pain in the butt. The best you can do is buy self-encrypting disks, but there are some cases where even this is not practical (performance issues). If the server is up and running, the data on it can be pulled off by someone with login credentials even if the disks themselves are encrypted. The whole point of a server is to provide lots of users with access to data, a “real” encrypted setup would preclude this.

  • bkmn

    Thankfully this will be heard by a court in California, not someplace like TX or VA where the court might rule for Sessy.

    • Tomcat

      So, another loss for the asshole fascist elf.

  • Tomcat

    Just as soon as you demand the ip’s of everyone of trumps supporters.

    • Tawreos

      They have all of them on their mailing list already.

  • Todd20036

    Yet Trump won’t release his own tax returns.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Shades of the House Un-American Activities Committee, except now they’re investigating opposition to Trump.

    • Todd20036

      No “shades” about it.

      This is EXACTLY a repeat.

    • boatboy_srq

      Waiting for the House UnMAGA Activities Committee. Steve King and Louie Gohmert will compete for the chair.

    • pch1013

      Somewhere, Roy Cohn is smiling. His dream is coming true – thanks to little Donnie Twump, who learned everything he knows about being a conniving fascist shitstain from him.

  • Tawreos

    I am surprised they didn’t call on their friend’s hacker buddy to get them what they want.

  • Dale Snyder

    Release the tax returns, fuckface.

  • Bad Tom

    No such demand for the users of Daily Stormer, however.

    • billbear1961

      Of course not!

    • Taylor Bixler

      Well, the white house IP address is already known…

      • Ernest Endevor

        LOL

    • blackstar

      I went there to check it out after I read it was hacked. I guess I’m Busted 🙂

    • billbear1961

      Imagine if the Obama administration had ever demanded all this info on over a million conservatives associated with a right-wing site!

      • Ernest Endevor

        IRS!!! Surely you haven’t forgotten?

        • billbear1961

          I remember about the IRS but was certain the charges were exaggerated.

          Did they truly compare to THIS??

          • Adam King

            Absolutely not. That made-up issue was thoroughly debunked. The IRS did nothing wrong.

          • billbear1961

            That’s what I thought, Adam, that it turned out to be little or nothing; but Ernest had me questioning my memory!

          • boatboy_srq

            That debunking was all Fake News and you know it.

            /s

          • Ernest Endevor

            Much, much worse. Patriots and freedom-lovers were targeted. Obama ordered the whole thing to help Hillary hide her emails.

          • Steven Jaeger

            If I remember correctly it was proven to be exaggerated. It was just a special snowflakes whining

  • Todd20036

    we were supposed to be rooting for Sessions at one point, weren’t we?

    • KnownDonorDad

      Maybe if I had a craving for E.L. Fudge cookies.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The inauguration day protests turned violent? What were the main examples of this? Why haven’t I been hearing this as evidence of librul intolerance every day on Breitbart and Fox News?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      The Bowling Green Massacre! Never remember! Always forget!

  • Ernest Endevor

    Thank God we no longer live under the jack-booted heel of the Kenyan Muslim marxist dictator Barack Hussein Obama!

    • Sam_Handwich

      i finally managed to pry out my Obamacare microchip

      • Ernest Endevor

        Good for you. I’m getting the 666 tattoo removed from my ass.

        • another_steve

          It was a bitch having the “Hillary Clinton murdered Vince Foster” tat removed from my thigh, but it’s done.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Pictures? I’m asking for a friend.

          • another_steve

            You just want to see my thigh.

            Slut.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I told you I’m asking for a friend. I wouldn’t care if I never saw your thigh again.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            but you kept the
            I ❤jared
            tattoo in your treasure trail. im sure. 😁

          • another_steve

            Still recovering from having heard Jared speak. “Mousy” doesn’t even begin to describe his voice.

            Total fantasy killer.

          • JCF

            But can’t you still pretend he’s a baritone…AFTER you put the ball-gag in? ;-p

          • another_steve

            No.

            I can’t get the sound of him out of my mind.

        • Todd20036

          Keep it. It makes you look dangerous.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I am dangerous. Don’t make me roar.

  • TK

    Maybe,Jeff – after you turn over every single document showing all the money laundering, Russian collusion and every other slimy illegal thing you, Trump, his WH team and the other swamp cabinet members have been doing during the campaign and after. You fucking totalitarian Nazi racist slimewad. What a bunch of fascist assholes.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Uncle Mark

    Shock…it’s fascist behavior from a Nazi regime !! Interesting that the DOJ isn’t demanding to view the sites that organized the White Supremist/Nazi rally, that caused/incited injuries and death. Instead, the fascist DOJ chooses to investigate those Americans, who peacefully protested the inauguration of a Nazi President.

    Goddam Nazis

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Should activist groups be looking into offshore web hosts? Would they be beyond the reach of the drümpf Stasi?

    • Tulle Christensen

      Then the NSA would have all the data about visits to an offshore website already stored in their database

      added: To this day I think WorldCom sent their calls through Canada not to save money but to allow the NSA to record them all

      • Jonathan Smith

        why the fuck should I, as an American citizen, not engaged in anything illegal, be worried that the government is going to monitor me because i signed onto a librul website instead of….say……stormfront?

        • Tulle Christensen

          Are you asking me that question? If you are I have no answer for you.

          But someday I might tell you the story of how a NSA agent mistakenly told someone that did not have secret clearance much less top secret of their plans to record every outgoing and incoming call into the US and have supercomputers look for certain words in many languages and flag those to have a human listen to it

          This was in 1983

          • AmeriCanadian

            I like to throw in random words (Allah) when I make international calls, which is just about every day. Usually the other party will ask me what I just said. It always produces a laugh. I hope I contribute to lots of overtime.

          • edrex

            mark my words, it will be the passive aggressives who bring down this regime.

    • ben

      at this point basically everyone should be using a vpn

  • KnownDonorDad
    • Dazzer

      More up-votes needed. Stat!

      (It used to be my theme song.)

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    ?Q?Q!!!

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Ninja0980

    Your daily reminder that Sessions is a POS and we shouldn’t feel bad for him when Trump attacks him again.

  • kcken

    The Keebler Elf is coming for your (web) cookies.

    I knew that brand was a LIE!!!!

  • Jonathan Smith

    and this request comes out of what, exact, federal crime that would need this info?
    or are you just making an “enemies list”?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a3a5b2397a7af8a795911ca8f7fa0002d5c95071a456ed0566c2831e143ee07.jpg

  • Joe in PA

    From a Buzzfeed article:

    According to DreamHost, a hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18 before District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz, who is presiding over the Inauguration Day criminal cases.

    So does this mean that it was this judge that issued the search warrant? Anyone know about this judge?

    • Librarykid

      The only thing criminal that happened on Inauguration day was who was inaugurated.

  • Tomcat

    IRS not allowed to check tax records of republicans but republicans now want to get records of anyone not for trump, how telling.

    • another_steve

      Anything to knock Russiagate a little farther down below the fold.

  • netxtown

    Surely the ruskies can hack the site, extract the info, and pass it to Assange…… what the fuck they need a court order for?

    • Tomcat

      Collusion going on right now.

  • Baylee Peach

    I have a better idea for Sessions and tRump. Just line everybody up and if they’re white, Christian, heterosexual and Republican, let them go about their business. And if they’re not, round ’em up into “Freedom Camps”. There you go. Mission accomplished.

    • How did you get hold of their “To-Do” list?

      • Baylee Peach

        The White House leaked it.

  • Michael R

    Let’s see Trump taxes instead , and NO ON THIS

  • Talisman

    This is the GOP’s latest attempt at health care reform. Better known as “the purge”.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • Daveed_WOW

    TIH

  • Will Parkinson

    Thank you for this. Visited!

  • ohbear1957

    Paired with the voter information requested by Kobach’s “election integrity commission,” they’ll know exactly who to put in the gulags. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59658ca372329b532debb6cf6e07a2e1731d4f58dd38f81fbfe1bd0c64b36da5.jpg

  • Kelly Lape

    Anyone surprised that putting a political putz in charge of “Justice” results in idiotic illegal fishing expeditions?

    • kcken

      And by Putz you mean guy who was too racist for a federal judge appointment, and who only denounced the KKK after he found out they smoked pot ?

      • Kelly Lape

        No, that’s a separate, but relevant thread. By putz i mean incompetent political hack. A man more concerned by appearances to his Fuehrer and their Nazi followers.

  • dcurlee

    Let’s see they wanted smaller govt, not to interfere with people’s lives. Guess I should have read the small print…where that’s what they want as long as you agree with them. This is a major invasion of our privacy

    • AmeriCanadian

      You have to apply a logical complement to everything a Republican states publicly.

  • ChrisQuinton

    Just visiting so my IP address can be added.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I was thinking the same thing

  • billbear1961

    I’ve already posted this, but I’ll post it again (with some added emphasis):

    Trump should be removed from office NOW (even before Mueller presents his findings)–for repeated OBSTRUCTION of justice, for unparalleled GRAFT, for relentless and proven pathological LYING (including deliberate slander), for calling on the DoJ to hound his political opposition (yet another attack on the rule of law), for recklessly endangering national and world security, for frequent and increasing signs of mental impairment, for refusing to clearly condemn all white supremacists and to repudiate their support, and for his own unmitigated HATE-MONGERING.

    He’s politicizing the DoJ, turning it into his own private police force, his GESTAPO. Political prisoners are just around the corner; indeed, some of those arrested for rioting on Inauguration Day, just because they were in the vicinity of violence, almost certainly already QUALIFY.

    You’ve GOT to resist this just as you CANNOT let his failure to disown the white supremacists slide, or a fascist police state looms THAT much CLOSER. I have no doubt the pace of deterioration will ACCELERATE.

    Hang together, or hang separately!

    • Jon Doh

      Is it ok if we hang to the left?

      • billbear1961

        You better believe it!

        🙂

  • Todd

    Unreal …. Trump State Mews I’m his FB and now this. Welcome to the USSR

  • Tomcat

    Well gee whiz, wasn’t the RNC a anti-trump site once??????

  • kaydenpat

    Why isn’t Sessions demanding IP addresses for White Supremacists like those who wreaked havoc in Charlottesville?

    • Jonathan Smith

      they are his peeps.
      just guessing

    • Tomcat

      He doesn’t want to step on their rights,LOL.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Because his IP addy is among them…

    • Gustav2

      He already has them in his email list?

      • Reality.Bites

        Don’t you mean family tree?

      • boatboy_srq

        Sessions uses email? And here I thought he was the quill-and-parchment kind of unreconstructed Confederate.

      • Mikey

        it’s called a “friend list”.

  • boatboy_srq

    Remember when Lord Dampnut demanded the resignation of every US Attorney? This (and other similar intimidation efforts) was in the pipeline.

  • swimboy

    I think the hosting company should turn over all 4.3 billion addresses. (Hint for the technologically impaired: that’s how many distinct IP addresses there are on the internet.)

    • Karl Dubhe

      A few more days, and nearly everyone should have visited that website. 🙂

      • billbear1961

        There is always a solution!

        You’re all such clever darlings!

    • AmeriCanadian

      Better yet, turn over the complete list of IPv6!

      • swimboy

        I think the environmentalists might come after you for using too much paper (i.e. all of it.)

        • boatboy_srq

          OMG you’re right: the response will be DEMANDED in hard-copy.

          Lord Dampnut gets to intimidate the opposition AND support a polluting deforesting enterprise at the same time. And if they stipulate Kimberly Clarke or Georgia Pacific paper stock they funnel profits back to Kochistan. Win/win/win.

    • whollyfool

      Just send this:
      https://xkcd.com/195/

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is why I connect to the internet via a VPN.

    In other Trump news…
    https://twitter.com/funder/status/897112712580403201

  • Cuberly
    • billbear1961

      It should be restored, at once!

      And Gorka, Bannon, and Miller should be FIRED!

      WHERE are the DEMOCRATS? SLEEPING?!

      We should also be hearing from Trump that he’s DISOWNING the white supremacists, ALL of them, that they aren’t part of his “movement,” that he doesn’t want their votes!!

    • ohbear1957

      The White House is full of homegrown right-wing terrorists: two Gorkas, Miller, Pruitt, Bannon, Sessions, DeVos, Pence, and tRump, etc. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4880c42daddd3ea114d9c4086b312a3f8110940716f3d65f01a925c62ff143d.jpg

    • UrsusArctos

      Aha! That makes sense. I don’t think 45* is all that interested right or left. I doubt he knew about the impact of this, or cared. He just wants those that do support him to stay “happy and loyal”. To hell with norms says the Enabler-In-Chief.

  • The Milkman

    Um… no.

  • Clive Johnson

    I made sure to visit this site just a moment ago and I encourage everyone to do so. Sessions: Come get me, motherfucker!

  • GayOldLady

    Don’t come for us Beauregard! You ain’t seen nothin yet!!!!

  • Jeffg166

    Some pigs are more equal than others.

  • Rob NYNY

    https://epic.org/naacpvalabamaat50/

    In 1956, the state of Alabama demanded a copy of the NAACP’s membership list, as part of its effort to expel the group from the state for allegedly violating a state business law. But the Supreme Court held that the civil rights group had a right to keep its members’ identities secret, whether or not a technical business law had been broken. Revealing the group’s membership, argued the Court, “is likely to affect adversely the ability of [the NAACP] and its members to pursue their collective effort to foster beliefs which they admittedly have the right to advocate, in that it may induce members to withdraw from the Association and dissuade others from joining it because of fear of exposure of their beliefs shown through their associations and of the consequences of this exposure.” NAACP at 462-63.

  • Adam Stevens

    Is Trump maybe starting a luxurious VPN service?

    • djcoastermark

      It will be a great service. It will constantly throw you off if you go anywhere near a non repubble non white non x stain site. * disclaimer, only works well on the golf course or early am shitter twiiter times.

  • TimCA

    I’ve never been to Washington, DC in my entire life much less participated in any demonstrations there but I’m positive I’ve visited that website months ago in passing. What is the DOJ doing with my IPN#? Will my info be retained by the government indefinitely? Will my info be used / integrated into other databases in the future? This is unsettling.

    • TexasBoy

      Would it surprise anyone if they were denied passports or put on the “Do Not Fly” list by this administration based solely upon an internet click?

    • edrex

      just confirm that you’re still able to vote.

    • Halou

      There is the federal ‘voter fraud’ database that Trump has tasked Kris Kobach with creating. One more finger on the clenched fist that will come crashing down on anyone who fails to pledge their loyalty to the president himself.

  • The_Wretched

    Onward to Gilead!

  • DuaneBidoux

    Well at least Trump is an EXPLICIT fascist.

  • edrex

    can someone post a link to the site so we can all easily visit?

  • Hank

    Why does the DOJs actions remind me of Russia????

  • David

    The KKK Elf.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Adolph Trump and Company is alive and not so well. Sounds like something that Hitler would do or even his bud-Putin.

  • thatotherjean

    Dear Jeff: Blow it out your ear. You head the Department of Justice, not the–whatever the KGB is now. The First Amendment still applies to us all–not only the right of free speech, but the “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Take your fishing net and go away.

  • Hanwi

    Is anyone else starting to wonder if there will be elections in 2020?

    • Ross

      …or in 2018.

      And, yes, I am worried.

  • Halou

    Does this apply to foreign nationals that may have gone to the site?

  • narutomania

    Dear DOJ,

    Go. Fuck. Yourself. And the Keebler Elf you rode in on.

    • kareemachan

      I wonder how many DoJ employees have quit this week…

  • Pip

    Ummm, what grounds do they have to request this? Sure is getting close to being very unconstitutional there. As US citizens we are well within our rights to exercise our free speech against a government that we do not support. We are well within our rights to organize protests.

    I see this as nothing but a pathetic attempt as scare tactics to get us to back down. A kind of “If you oppose us we’ll come after you.” scare tactic. Fuck them…

  • Uncle Mark

    If Nazi President Trump wants to compile a list of people protesting him, then this is certainly one way to expand that list (on & off the record) !!

  • coram nobis

    Even if this request gets quashed, DOJ has made its point. They’re making things chillier.

  • SDG

    I’ll take “Things fascists do for 500”, Alex.

  • ColdCountry

    Not just NO, but F’ING HELL NO! I hope Dream Host stays strong – perhaps an email in support?
    (Have also visited site; sign me up as a dissenter!)

  • rednekokie

    Mark my word — this is just the first of many. Sissy Sessions will have her day in court!

    No intention meant to denigrate anyone named “Sissy” — just seems to fit the nitwit holding the office of AG.

  • JWC

    Now you have a witch hunt

  • BearEyes

    you’re gonna need a bigger boat

  • Friday

    So, Trump/Sessions are looking for a big fishing expedition so they can pretend ‘both sides do it but it’s everyone that’s not far-right that’s the real problem.’

  • AdamTh

    How long before they want to search for IP addresses of people who visit “radical” sites like, oh, well…… JMG ?

  • kareemachan

    Well, the Keebler elf keeps not surprising me.

    ETA: I think it’s time for another donation to the ACLU.

    • customartist

      I believe he was molested as a child

  • Ken M

    A legal excuse is needed so if the DOJ makes a similar request of an alt/right website, they have a legal reason to decline.

  • Del Sam

    I will make a point myself to visit DisruptJ20.org as well as ResistThis.org and wedisrupt.org, and any other site I can find, several times a day JUST to make sure my IP is listed. Maybe I need to create a bot to visit every hour on the hour.