Wednesday, November 30, 2005

When in Doubt, Deny and Lie

CLICK TO READ: Report on FBI Tool Is Disputed by Christopher Lee, Washington Post:

"The Justice Department has criticized as misleading and inaccurate a Washington Post report about the FBI's expanded power to collect the private records of ordinary Americans while conducting terrorism and espionage investigations....

Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Post, said that the 'Justice Department letter does not document any inaccuracies in our story on national security letters, which revealed the widespread use and limited oversight of this investigative tool. The letter relies on words like 'implies' and 'insinuates' to assert claims the story does not make. The story speaks for itself.'"

SEE RELATED ARTICLE: The FBI's Secret Scrutiny, Washington Post

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