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The FBI acknowledged

By Judd Legum

"The FBI acknowledged"


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it is obtaining reporters’ phone records as part of an effort to root out confidential sources. ABC News reports “the FBI makes extensive use of a new provision of the Patriot Act which allows agents to seek information with what are called National Security Letters (NSL). The NSLs are a version of an administrative subpoena and are not signed by a judge.”

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