"The FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on some U.S. residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight, according to previously classified documents to be released today.
Records turned over as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit also indicate that the FBI has investigated hundreds of potential violations related to its use of secret surveillance operations, which have been stepped up dramatically since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but are largely hidden from public view.
In one case, FBI agents kept an unidentified target under surveillance for at least five years -- including more than 15 months without notifying Justice Department lawyers after the subject had moved from New York to Detroit. An FBI investigation concluded that the delay was a violation of Justice guidelines and prevented the department 'from exercising its responsibility for oversight and approval of an ongoing foreign counterintelligence investigation of a U.S. person.' "
The Patriot Act just makes this easier...
I want to know where the arrests of the FBI agents are for breaking the law????
Here's the article:
FBI Papers Indicate Intelligence Violations