TV News LIES

Monday, Apr 27th

Last update03:52:08 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...


Supreme Court Throws Out Obamacare Contraception Ruling

Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee...

Three Americans confirmed dead in Mount Everest Avalanche

Marisa GirawongThe U.S. Department of State has confirmed that three Americans were among the 17 people killed...

Seven police officers injured in violent clash in Baltimore

Baltimore MarylandSeven police officers were injured Monday afternoon in a violent clash with demonstrators that began near...

Raw Video: Ball of Flames Engulfs Tanker Truck Carrying 8,800 Gallons of Gas on Calif. freeway

Takner truck explosionA huge ball of flames engulfed a gasoline tanker truck on a freeway outside of Los...
 
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!