Truth to Power

Greenwald on the lawless FBI

In essence, the FBI and our nation’s telecommunications companies have secretly created a framework whereby the FBI can obtain – instantaneously and without limits – any information it asks for. The Patriot Act already substantially expanded the circumstances under which the FBI can obtain such records without the need for subpoenas or any judicial process, and it left in place only the most minimal limitations and protections. But it is those very minimal safeguards which the FBI continuously violated in order to obtain whatever information its agents desired, about any Americans they targeted, with literally no limits of any kind.

Continue with Glenn Greenwald’s The significance of the FBI’s law-breaking


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