Friday, June 23, 2006

Now add this... the list of things that are now being sifted through by the government.

The NYT reports that the CIA/Treasury Department goes through bank records (not of everyone, but "thousands").

Here's a quote from the (long) article:

" The program is grounded in part on the president's emergency economic powers, Mr. Levey said, and multiple safeguards have been imposed to protect against any unwarranted searches of Americans' records.

The program, however, is a significant departure from typical practice in how the government acquires Americans' financial records. Treasury officials did not seek individual court-approved warrants or subpoenas to examine specific transactions, instead relying on broad administrative subpoenas for millions of records from the cooperative, known as Swift."

Here's a link to the (long) article.


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