(Under the guise of investigating “terrorists” (which of course they can’t verify for “national security” reasons) the FBI was caught illegally investigating reporter’s phone records. Maybe they wanted a whistle-blowers name or to track down someone with inconvenient evidence. I wonder what happened to the person they tracked down? Think he might have decided to kill himself with some asprin or something? Who else is this SS agency investigating? The world may never know.)
from the NYT, here.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post in the newspapers’ Indonesia bureaus in 2004.
Robert S. Mueller III, director of the F.B.I., disclosed the episode in a phone call to Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, and apologized for it. He also spoke with Leonard Downie Jr., the executive editor of The Washington Post, to apologize.