Sunday, March 18, 2007

FBI Counter Terrorism and major flaws

There's so much going on in Washington, I mean for those of use who really pay attention and try to follow every new story that comes up, there are truly so many cases of critical data out there, it is hard for any of it to draw the attention it so rightly deserves.

FBI counterterrorism officials continued to use flawed procedures to obtain thousands of U.S. telephone records during a two-year period when bureau lawyers and managers were expressing escalating concerns about the practice, according to senior FBI and Justice Department officials and documents.

FBI lawyers raised the concerns beginning in late October 2004 but did not closely scrutinize the practice until last year, FBI officials acknowledged. They also did not understand the scope of the problem until the Justice Department launched an investigation, FBI officials said....

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