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Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

Brainstrained Wrote: Aug 05, 2013 10:03 AM
Oh and one more thing...we used to call this the "Iron Curtain' when the USSR did it to their people.

By John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke

WASHINGTON (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.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively...

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