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FBI Intentionally Botching Investigations To Get More Administrative Spying Powers

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:28 AM
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FBI Intentionally Botching Investigations To Get More Administrative Spying Powers


www.infowars.net

Newly released documents have revealed that the FBI intentionally misused investigative powers with regard to a terrorist suspect in order to slow it's own progress on the case as a justification to call for expanded administrative spying power.

The documents, obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation via the freedom of information act, show that the bureau delayed an investigation into a former North Carolina State University student, suspected of links to terrorism, by using an improper National Security Letter.

The order to do so came directly from FBI Headquarters and the bureau failed to report the misuse for almost two years.

An EFF statement reads:

"Over the span of three days in July of 2005, FBI documents show that the bureau first obtained the educational records of the suspect with a grand jury subpoena. However, at the direction of FBI headquarters, agents returned the records and then requested them again through an improper NSL.

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Later in July of 2005, FBI Director Robert Mueller used the delay in gathering the records as an example of why the FBI needed administrative subpoena power instead of NSLs so investigations could move faster.

The NSL in this case was improper because under the PATRIOT ACT, NSL authority does not allow the government to seek educational records from universities.
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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:28 AM
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This really is an abuse of powers, and shows just how many powers the state now has, and what they want to get away with.

According to the report, the FBI is seeking and using legal loopholes that are not applicable to the situation to try and extend their powers - and not only that, but have consistently acted outside of the scope of their powers and outside the law to carry out surveillance on individuals and suspects.

Does anyone else find this a rather worrying trend?

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posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:38 AM
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The schitzophrenia is spreading like wildfire.

I think the Chem-trails got to THEM before it got to us. We are prisoners. And this is the Hotel California.



posted on Apr, 16 2008 @ 06:55 AM
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You would think that moderators would have the ability to recognize satire when they see it.




[edit on 4/16/2008 by mythatsabigprobe]



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