Have You Been Spied On?

cia imagesThe Washington Post reports that the FBI “illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records.” A DOJ inspector general’s report due out this month “is expected to conclude that the FBI frequently violated the law with its emergency requests.”  So the question - will the Obama administration prosecute these crimes of the Bush administration?  Given that they've decided to pass on prosecuting torture, murder, rape, and lying the country into war, and that Senator Obama voted in favor of covering up the crimes of AT&T by voting for the FISA bill, it's unlikely.  But interesting to know, right?


Ma Savito (not verified) 10 years 51 weeks ago

It's frightening to realize that this past year has been "business as usual" but understandable to the degree that Obama was handed a virtual mess - worse than any President could hand to another President. I fear nothing will be done to prosecute any of the "real wrongdoers" unfortunately. I don't have much hope in a real change which really sadens me. Thanks for your great books and work you are doing; hopefully some of it will "take". An old lady of 77.

Dino DiGangi (not verified) 10 years 51 weeks ago

Single Pay or we don't Play! It's time for a healthcare boycott.

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