The Justice Department is treading into dangerous waters by obtaining a warrant to search the computer IDs of all 1.3 million people who visited a website that advocated protests against President Donald Trump?s inauguration.

The group, DisruptJ20, draws its name from the Jan. 20 inauguration date.

Under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the National Security Agency took advantage of broad post-9/11 powers to sweep up massive amounts of data on Americans that included emails, computer video camera feeds, and internet searches.

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That was chilling, but only a minuscule percentage of that data was actually examined.

The Justice Department wants to go a step further: Checking to see whose computers were used merely to visit DisruptJ20?s website.

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