1,765. 10/15/2000

“Beginning in October 2000, as a result of extremely sloppy and questionable work by the FBI, the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court ordered the wall between the FBI’s criminal investigators and the NSA’s [National Security Agency’s] eavesdroppers heightened considerably. The court found errors in approximately one hundred applications for FISA warrants, mostly in affidavits submitted by FBI supervisory special agents. The errors involved both omission of information and misrepresentations about criminal investigations of FISA targets. In addition, instead of having separate criminal and intelligence investigations, FBI agents were constantly moving back and forth between groups. This was exactly what was prohibited.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Bamford, The Shadow Factory, Page 67

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