DoJ ignoring ethics complaints about surveillance deception

It seems that government lawyers lied to and misled judges on the FISA court about some of the surveillance measures the court was being asked to approve. When the judges found out, they filed complaints, which the Department of Justice ignored. Not "investigated and found not to be worth acting on". More like "never bothered to investigate." Almost as if the whole thing was an intentional deception.

Two judges on the court that oversees the spying programs separately rebuked federal officials in top-secret court orders for misrepresenting how the NSA was harvesting and analyzing communication records. In a sharply worded 2009 order, one of the judges, Reggie Walton, went so far as to suggest that he could hold national security officials in contempt or refer their conduct to outside investigators.

Say. Do you suppose he could still refer their conduct to outside investigators? Please?

Reason has more details.

This entry was published Fri Sep 27 09:54:40 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-27 09:54:40.0. [Tweet]

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