Exclusive: US Directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans
(Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.
This article is a must read. Direct evidence of a sinister slide down the slippery slope of eroding civil rights, coupled with efforts to cover up the process because even the authorities using these methods
recognize the illegality involved. This reveals conspiracy ( perhaps well-meaning) and perjury by Federal and local law enforcement. This represents a far greater threat to America than global terrorism.
Ht Tip: ZeroHedge