JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ADMITS IT MISLED COURT ABOUT FBI’S SECRET SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ADMITS IT MISLED COURT ABOUT FBI’S SECRET SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant.

In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security investigation.

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