Ashcroft lies

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at
Fri Aug 23 07:51:16 MDT 2002

Washington Post
Secret Court Rebuffs Ashcroft
Justice Dept. Chided On Misinformation
By Dan Eggen and Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, August 23, 2002; Page A01
The secretive federal court that approves spying on terror suspects in the
United States has refused to give the Justice Department broad new powers,
saying the government had misused the law and misled the court dozens of
times, according to an extraordinary legal ruling released yesterday.


New York Times
Secret Court Says F.B.I. Aides Misled Judges in 75 Cases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 - The nation's secret intelligence court has identified
more than 75 cases in which it says it was misled by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation in documents in which the bureau attempted to justify its need
for wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, according to the first of
the court's rulings to be released publicly.


The court ruling:

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