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originally posted by: pavil
I was wondering about the consensual recording myself.
Federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations with the consent of at least one of the parties. ... This is called a "one-party consent" law. Under a one-party consent law, you can record a phone call or conversation so long as you are a party to the conversation
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consensual monitoring of the August 20 meeting between Source 2 and
Carter Page was presented to McCabe, Priestap, then FBI General Counsel James
Baker, Strzok, Anderson and other FBI personnel during briefings on August 25,
2016. Baker told the OIG that what he remembered about the briefing
was feeling comfortable that the focus was on the Russians, the focus
was on trying to get foreign-intelligence information, [and] that this
other stuff [regarding the campaign] was part of the cover story and
not what we were interested in, and something that we ... just weren't
going to make any use of.
He added that "even though the FBI was collecting some type of political
information" through Source 2's conversation with Carter Page, the political
information "was not the focus of what we were after ... [and] it was being minimized
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