DOJ watchdog uncovers 'widespread' issues with FBI's handling of surveillance warrants

Michael Horowitz.
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Department of Jusice Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Thursday he had uncovered "widespread non-compliance" with the FBI's domestic surveillance program, yet another blow to the bureau and "the accuracy of the information underpinning its wiretap warrants," reports Reuters.

More specifically, Thursday's report contained an audit of the FBI's "Woods Procedures," or the "rules the bureau follows to ensure [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] applications to the court are 'scrupulously accurate.'" FISA, which was ennacted originally in 1978, "sets out procedures for physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information," per the Department of Justice.

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