Shocker: FBI abused PATRIOT act

Gonzales, Mueller Admit FBI Broke Law

Transparency and accountability will never stop being a bad idea. It’s good news that their internal audit process apparently functions correctly. But their stunning arrogance at every juncture prior to the current one is dangerous and disheartening.

Secrecy is dangerous. It’s not enough to trust the current administration (not that anyone does anymore) or its chosen administrators. If you accept the precedents they set of secrecy and of the newly-expanded powers of the executive branch they you must also be prepared to trust anyone who might ever follow them, Democrat or Republican. And I’m not.

Funditry with Punditry

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