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DOJ Finds FBI Probes Improper

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by The Federalist Society
Posted September 20, 2010, 5:26 PM

Jerry Markon writes today in The Washington Post that the U.S. Department of Justice, in a report by Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, found certain FBI practices involving the monitoring of domestic organizations during the Bush Administration "troubling" and "without adequate basis," though it cleared the FBI of the allegation that the agency targeted any of these groups based on activities protected by the First Amendment. Three of the groups that the report says were monitored improperly were the Thomas Merton Center, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Greenpeace USA, the last of which had affiliates placed on a terrorist watch list.

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