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FBI can get phone records without oversight, asserts Obama’s DoJ

Obama assertion: FBI can get phone records without oversight
By Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s Justice Department has asserted that the FBI can obtain telephone records of international calls made from the U.S. without any formal legal process or court oversight, according to a document obtained by McClatchy.

That assertion was revealed – perhaps inadvertently – by the department in its response to a McClatchy request for a copy of a secret Justice Department memo.

Critics say the legal position is flawed and creates a potential loophole that could lead to a repeat of FBI abuses that were supposed to have been stopped in 2006.

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