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Why Did The NSA--And Not The FBI--Conduct The Wiretap Which Snagged Harman?

April 21, 2009

Sunday's bombshell article by Jeff Stein--and the New York Times' helpful follow up piece--open up so many new lines of inquiry it's hard to know where to begin...

One benign possibility is that the NSA was surveilling this agent for completely separate reasons. But Electronic Frontier Foundation's Kevin Bankston cautions that there "has been a greater level of cooperation since 9/11," so there's no reason to assume the NSA wasn't involved from the outset.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Talking Points Memo
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