Wednesday, March 05, 2008

FBI confirms more privacy violations

What a surprise.

FBI Director Robert Mueller says an upcoming Justice Department report will show the bureau improperly used national security letters to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations.

Mueller says the report focuses on national security letters issued only in 2006 — a year before the FBI enacted sweeping new reforms to prevent future lapses.
But don't expect House Democrats to take from this the lesson that the government needs more, rather than less, surveillance oversight. They're too busy worrying that Bush will call them "weak" if they fail to roll over and give him immunity for the crimes he has committed.