DHS Official Who Compiled Dossiers on U.S. Journalists and Protesters Removed From Job: Report

A top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who directed his office to compile “intelligence reports” on journalists and protesters in Portland was “removed from his job” amid speculation that he had misused departmental authority, the Washington Post reported Saturday morning.

Three people familiar with the matter told the outlet that Brian Murphy, the Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), was reassigned to a different position after the Post earlier this week revealed that Murphy had DHS create Open Source Intelligence Reports concerning a pair of journalists who obtained and published leaked documents from within the department.

One of the journalists, Mike Baker of the New York Times, co-wrote a July 28
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