FBI Admits They Haven’t Stopped ANY Terrorism With Patriot Act Spying Power
Posted by Sin City Examiner
The FBI just came out and admitted that they haven’t solved a single terrorism case using the spying powers granted by the Patriot Act.
The Justice Department’s inspector general acknowledged this in athat was released last Thursday. Inspector General E. Horowitz explained that in spanning from 2004 to 2009, the FBI increased their spying under Section 215 of the Patriot Act by three times.
This included forcing businesses to turn overand , and spying on with no clear ties to any official terrorist organizations or terrorism investigations.
But in spite of all that added spying, they couldn’t point to one single case that was solved, or one single terrorist act that was thwarted through the use of these Patriot Act provisions. Anything that they solved or prevented was done using traditionaland tactics for solving crime, without relying on Patriot Act dirty tricks.
“The agents we interviewed did not identify any major case developments that resulted from use of the records obtained in response to Section 215 orders,” the inspector general said.
He nevertheless said that he wants Section 215 to remain, and that he views thethey gather through it as “valuable” even though it wasn’t actually solving any crimes. He added that the powers under Section 215 should be expanded, to provide even more information like that which they have been gathering – which admittedly has not solved any crimes, or prevented any terrorist attacks.
“While the expanded scope of these requests can beuses of Section 215 authority, we believe these expanded uses require continued significant oversight,” Horowitz concluded.