U P D A T E D:
07.10.07 10:00 a.m.
thanks to reader margot, we
have some answers! her links led
to a trail that led to a march
21, 2007 hearing, at which the
phase one audit report was
presented -- quoting now:
Findings of the OIG Review
Our review found widespread and serious misuse of the FBI’s national security letter authorities. In many instances, the FBI’s misuse of national security letters violated NSL statutes, Attorney General Guidelines, or the FBI’s own internal policies. We also found that the FBI did not provide adequate guidance, adequate controls, or adequate training on the use of these sensitive authorities. In many respects, the FBI’s oversight of the use of NSL authorities expanded by the Patriot Act was inconsistent and insufficient. . .
more to come, as i dig through the EFF docu-dump. . .
END, UPDATED PORTION
here appears the first dividend from the
electronic frontier foundation's FOIA
requests and lawsuits -- the liberation
of information -- see the post immediately
below this one (timestamped 12:07 a.m.), for background. . .
okay -- take a look -- click to enlarge:
[this image is from page 62 of the first FBI/DoJ PDF set.]
well, "phase one" of the above audit
report should have been completed,
and delivered, on march 9, 2007,
to both sen. leahy and rep. conyers.
and now, it should be rolled-forward
to inlcude data from 2005 through 2006
by december 31, 2007. . .
i certainly don't remember either
chairman conyers, or chairman leahy
making any statement about the audited
results of use, and misuse, of national
security letters under section 215 of
the as-modified patriot act, do you?
let me know if you've seen or heard
anything about it. this is worthy of
some oversight follow-up.
again, a sincere thanks to the the
fine lawyers at the electronic frontier
foundation for helping keep us a
nation ruled by laws, not just by men,
these last few rather dark years. . .
more to come, as i get time to really
sort through the 1,100 page f.o.i.a. dump.