.BUSH WAS RIGHT, AGAIN? WOW. THIS IS GETTING TO BE A PATTERN . . .
Washington Post Staff Writers
September 16, 2009
The Obama administration has for the first time set out its views on the controversial USA Patriot Act, telling lawmakers this week that legal approval of government surveillance methods scheduled to expire in December should be renewed, but leaving room to tweak the law to protect Americans’ privacy.
In a letter from Justice Department officials to key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the administration recommended that Congress move swiftly with legislation that would protect the government’s ability to collect a variety of business and credit card records and to monitor terrorism suspects with roving wiretaps.
U.S. terror suspects spoke of “jihad”: FBI wiretaps
By Gene Cherry
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors played FBI recordings in court on Tuesday as evidence that seven North Carolina terrorism suspects discussed waging “jihad,” which can mean “holy war,” as part of a conspiracy to conduct attacks overseas.
NYC Terror Case Will Be ‘Prosecutor’s Dream,’ Legal Analyst Says
Prosecutors in the case relied on secret recordings of phone calls and conversations in warehouses and homes in late 2005 and early 2006. Those convicted in the case face up to 70 years in prison when they are sentenced on July 27. (Fox)
FBI quizzes Colorado man for 2nd day in terror probe
CNN-The case began with a New York police informant, with authorized FBI wiretaps used to further develop the case, the former counterterrorism official said. Agents launched the raids after police stopped Zazi on the George Washington Bridge during a recent visit to New York, raising concerns that he would figure out he was under surveillance, the former official told CNN.