TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 04th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Bush-Era Rule Grants FBI Unprecedented Investigative Powers

Bush-Era Rule Grants FBI Unprecedented Investigative Powers

E-mail Print PDF

Veterans groups and conservatives roared last week when news broke that the FBI was targeting veterans in a broad probe of extremist groups. But little noise was made in December, when the Bush administration quietly granted the FBI wide-ranging authority to investigate individuals or groups, regardless of whether they are suspected of criminal activity.

The Attorney General Guidelines, proposed last summer and adopted by Attorney General Michael Mukasey, appear to be particularly problematic. Although in the past these guidelines required that the FBI have at least some factual basis for believing that the target of an investigation was engaged in criminal activity, in December 2008, Mukasey instituted new guidelines that authorized the FBI to conduct "assessments" of suspects without requiring any factual basis for suspicion.

TVNL Comment: Constitution? What's that?

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Ex-FBI agent admits stealing $136,000 in drug money for cars, cosmetic surgery

FBI agents admits theftsA former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $136,000 in drug money and...

Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

migrant children kept out of US schoolsCandelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible...

May Day in Seattle: Anti-capitalist protesters clash with police

May Day clashes in SeattleA peaceful march for worker and immigrant rights began about 3 p.m. in the Central District...

Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat

NJITA student was shot and killed during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!