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  •  The privacy questions are real and important (15+ / 0-)

    I don't care about his shirt or his worldview.  I care that a Tampa socialite called an FBI agent she knew, and a team of FBI cyber security experts spent weeks researching the email of everyone who corresponded with the people who corresponded with the socialite.

    No warrant, no probable cause, no terrorist threat.  The FBI bosses told Humphries to back off, meaning that the FBI bosses knew what Humphries and the cyber team were doing, and why, and it was fine with them.  

    Sure, the cyber team can do a favor for Humphries' socialite pal.  What's the problem with that.?

    A new birth of freedom..

    by docterry on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:07:10 PM PST

    •  you got this right (9+ / 0-)

      WTF was the FBI doing before Patreaus name came up? And maybe more to the point did they violate any privacy laws while they were at it?

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:48:32 PM PST

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      •  That's the thing, there are many WTFs and such (1+ / 0-)
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        questions.
        We don't know details. There might be good reasons the FBI would be looking. Kelly showed at least emails from various accounts "threatening" her and threatening the 4 star general in Afghanistan... both sent to her and the general. (He had sent her copies of the ones that came to him) They indicated knowledge of when he would be traveling

        That was all .before Patreaus name came up unless his name was mentioned in those emails too.
        Maybe that was enough.

        Not only do we not know details I don't know protocols, when do they investigate, snoop, report?
        The FBI never tells me anything.

    •  According to reports I've read (6+ / 0-)

      FBI sources claim that federal attorneys did give them the go-ahead on the search.

      Whether or not that meant a warrant, I don't know.  And I do agree with you about the cyber privacy issues.

      But apparently it wasn't just some rogue guy putting his pals up to doing a favor for a 'friend'...it was vetted, at least internally/legally.  

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:45:12 PM PST

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