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FOIA Request Turns Up Data on Secret Surveillance

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Records made public through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show that since 9/11 the FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance of U.S. residents for as long as 18 months without any oversight. The records covering the years 2002 to 2004 indicate close to 300 violations of laws and directives governing clandestine surveillance. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, which sued to get the information, said the records “suggest that there may be at least thirteen instances of unlawful intelligence investigations that were never disclosed to Congress.” (10/24/05)