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Senior DHS Official Reassigned After Unit Collected Information on Members of the Press

A senior Department of Homeland Security official has been reassigned, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News, after The Washington Post reported Thursday that his unit put out three reports to its vast law enforcement network containing two journalist’s tweets about documents that were leaked from the department.

Brian Murphy, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence and Analysis unit, was reassigned Friday night, the sources said.

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday said it would “discontinue” collecting information on members of the press — a practice that experts said was out of the agency’s purview and was alarming and “disheartening.”

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