The FBI improperly used national security letters in 2006 to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations, Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the privacy breach by FBI agents and lawyers occurred a year before the bureau enacted sweeping new reforms to prevent future lapses. Details on the abuses will be outlined in the coming days in a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.
FBI Chief Says Report Will Show Additional Improper Use of Subpoenas in Terror, Spy Cases
The Associated Press
March 5, 2008