EPIC FOIA Notes #9
October 24, 2005
Possible Patriot Act Abuses Released by FBI
for full document—pdf,
Documents obtained by EPIC from the FBI describe thirteen cases
possible misconduct in intelligence investigations. The case
numbering suggests that there were at least 153 investigations of
misconduct at the FBI in 2003 alone.
Oversight of the FBI's intelligence activities since passage
The FBI is the leading law enforcement agency in the United
However, since passage of the Patriot Act, the Bureau has become more
involved in secretive intelligence investigations. Concerns have been
raised about whether there is adequate oversight of the FBI's new
authority. EPIC recently sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee
regarding possible misconduct in intelligence investigations.
These documents obtained by EPIC suggest that Congress may
of unlawful intelligence investigations in the United States.