For years the Judiciary Report has repeatedly written that the FBI and NSA are illegally spying on Americans and doing so in tandem with each other (Pentagon Has Weak Computer Security Procedures and U.S. Unemployment Benefits Receive A Second Look and on the Sound Off Column). A new report published recently indicates the FBI and NSA have indeed been jointly spying on Americans and sharing information with each other (see article excerpt below).
The Constitution has been pushed aside by the FBI and NSA and this is not a good thing. The exorbitant multi-billion dollar spying budgets to illegally spy on Americans is not helping the economy. It’s a waste of time and money, not to mention defying the Constitution.
New documents: NSA provided 2-3 daily “tips” to FBI for at least 3 years
Jan 20 2014, 6:12pm EST - According to newly declassified court orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the National Security Agency was (and may still be) tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.
Hours after President Barack Obama finished his speech last Friday on proposed intelligence and surveillance reforms, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a number of documents from the nation’s most secretive court.
The new documents are heavily redacted orders from FISC to the FBI. These items request that the court order an entity (likely a business) to provide “tangible things” under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. The documents do not refer to who the target is, nor which company or organization they apply to.
"The Court understands that NSA expects that it will continue to provide on average approximately three telephone identifiers per day to the FBI,” reads a footnote in a 2007 court order (PDF) authored by FISC Judge Frederick Scullin, Jr...