Tuesday, August 12, 2008

FBI to Reporters: Sorry About That.

FBI Director Mueller has apologized to the Washington Post and New York Times for the agency's inappropriate gathering of phone records of reporters and researchers working for the two papers. Now there are calls for further investigation.
"[T]he new revelations about the improper collection of reporters' phone records -- combined with the general reports on the misuse of [National Security Letters] and exigent letters -- create a troubling impression of deliberate wrongdoing or serious negligence at the FBI," the senators wrote in a letter to Mueller Monday. "Together, these revelations underscore the importance of vigorous congressional oversight and suggest that additional legislation may be needed."


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