Thursday, March 6, 2008

FBI admits to illegal spying on Americans

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

- Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)

The FBI improperly used national security letters in 2006 to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations, Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday.

Details on the abuses will be outlined in the coming days in a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.

We'll be looking forward to that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The piece about this on NPR yesterday said, basically, that the FBI admitted to having revamped all their internal controls and violating law about the same number of times as the previous year.