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Bipartisan group of senators bashes FBI, files oversight bill

Three key senators on judiciary issues on Tuesday blasted the FBI for ongoing failures and introduced a bill to increase congressional oversight of the agency’s surveillance activities. “The FBI is not adequate to provide the American people with intelligence,” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said in a press briefing. “This failure goes right to the top.” Specter leveled harsh criticism at FBI Director Robert Mueller for his failure to satisfy demands for information from members of Congress. He also said the FBI has failed to apply the correct standard in cases involving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which provides a statutory framework for electronic and other surveillance powers of the Justice Department and the FBI working inside the United States to collect foreign intelligence information. Full Story

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