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Robb Carr / AP

President Trump's morning tweets on the leaks pouring out of the national intelligence organizations were pretty aggressive:

Leaking, and even illegal classified leaking, has been a big problem in Washington for years. Failing @nytimes (and others) must apologize! The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught!

The precedent: The George W. Bush presidency started the trend of targeting leakers, and former president Obama set a record for using the Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers who leaked to the press. NYT reporter James Risen was among the journalists swept up in that Obama record, and he warned in December that Obama was handing Trump the means to target leakers and journalists alike.

The "what about the campaign" thing: Trump loved to talk about WikiLeaks and encouraged leaks during the campaign. But using the Espionage Act against leakers of classified info is on a different level than leaking info obtained by email hacks.

Where it starts: The NYT story on Russia that came out Tuesday night cited 9 former and current officials.

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Using apps to prevent deadly police encounters

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Mobile phone apps are evolving in ways that can stop rather than simply document deadly police encounters with people of color — including notifying family and lawyers about potential violations in real time.

Why it matters: As states and cities face pressure to reform excessive force policies, apps that monitor police are becoming more interactive, gathering evidence against rogue officers as well as posting social media videos to shame the agencies.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
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TikTok gets more time (again)

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The White House is again giving TikTok's Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.

The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.