It’s been six weeks now since it was discovered that the FBI had invented the existence of absolutely fake terrorist plots in order to grab American journalists’ phone records to find the source of a politically embarrassing leak. The FBI avoided the use of a
Here’s a reminder that at 3:00 pm today, the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will be holding a hearing on recent revelations that the FBI lied, violated the constitution and broke the law to engage in warrantless surveillance of Americans’
Last week we learned that the FBI had violated American constitutional standards and federal law five times over by: 1) lying about terrorism emergencies that did not exist 2) to obtain phone records of American citizens 3) who were reporters 4) without a warrant 5)
Good-Hearted n (Homelandian; early 21st century): illegal. see especially Caproni, Valerie.
Warrantless Wiretapping: Then and Now, Bush and Obama, Feingold and Holder, Illegal or Illegal? (With Transcript)
When reading today’s revelations in the New York Times regarding U.S. government warrantless wiretapping programs, it is crucial that you pay attention to time and tense. Wired Magazine botches the job when it comes to describing a program code named Pinwale. Wired says: The database,
If you need another reminder that George W. Bush’s political games matter more than as a way of keeping partisan score, go ahead and read today’s piece by Charlie Savage of the New York Times. Savage’s article documents that the immigration judges appointed by the
ABC broke some news yesterday that, more than any news before it, places high-ranking Bush administration officials in the center of a criminal conspiracy: In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House, the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved specific