The FBI Don’t Need No Oversight!

July 28, 2005 at 7:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The FBI wants the authority to issue subpoenas without having to deal with that pesky problem of judicial oversight. Having to mess with judges just slows things down, after all. And it increases the odds that you can’t trample on an individual’s civil liberties without somebody making a big fuss. The money quote:

Mueller said he objects to any oversight of an FBI subpoena outside of the bureau.

Right. Because heaven forbid the FBI actually have to justify its actions to the public before indefinitely detaining some poor soul. Secrecy and closed doors are good! It’s for your own protection! Anybody who thinks otherwise is a terrorist—or, worse, a communist!


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Mr. T July 29, 2005 at 1:06am

Thanks for the tip. Definitely something to be followed.

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