POLITICS
03/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

FBI Broke Law For Years In Collecting U.S. Phone Records

The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records, according to internal bureau memos and interviews. FBI officials issued approvals after the fact to justify their actions.

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