Friday, March 09, 2007

Report: FBI violated Patriot Act guidelines

The Federal Bureau of Investigation violated guidelines of the Patriot Act, reports ABC News' 'The Blotter.'

"The FBI repeatedly failed to follow the strict guidelines of the Patriot Act when its agents took advantage of a new provision allowing the FBI to obtain phone and financial records without a court order, according to a report to be made public Friday by the Justice Department's Inspector General," write Brian Ross and Vic Walter.

Officials in Washington who've seen the report say "it documents 'numerous lapses' and describe it as 'scathing' and 'not a pretty picture for the FBI,'" Ross and Walter say.

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1 comment:

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

No, it's not a pretty picture for the FBI! You have to follow the rules boys!!