Former FBI Agent Turned ALCU Attorney: Feds Routinely Spy on Citizens

[ Thanks to Petem for
this link. ]

“Too often, we’ve seen U.S. Intelligence agencies whose
actions are cloaked in secrecy until someone uncovers governmental
abuse that places innocent people under surveillance or on
watchlists. It’s truly scary to ponder how much more stays hidden.
I’d love to interview an FBI agent with in-depth national security
and intelligence experience, but one who would answer truthfully
and believes in privacy. It is with delight that I interviewed Mike
German, formerly a 16-year veteran as an FBI special agent who
became ACLU’s Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and

“What was the final straw that led you to quit the FBI and start
at the ACLU?

“German: I left the FBI when the DOJ Inspector General failed to
investigate an FBI cover-up of a failed FBI counterterrorism
investigation I reported, or protect me from official retaliation
that resulted. I reported the information to Sen. Grassley and
resigned. Grassley put pressure on the IG, so almost two years
later the IG issued a report that showed the FBI falsified and
backdated records about the case and retaliated against me for
reporting it.”

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