New and Improved FBI! Now with 12 New Pages of Investigative Methods!

Among the documents ACLU obtained as part of its EO 12333 FOIA are 3 pages out of the bajillion-paged Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide.

The actual content of the pages isn’t all that interesting. The content has been available for years.

But this is interesting.

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The pagination of the third page, discussing wiretapping of a targeted American overseas, shows two things.

First — as the description of the document provided to ACLU also describes — this is a new version of the DIOG. The publicly available DIOG is dated October 15, 2011. This DIOG is dated October 16, 2013, two years later.

Also, the pagination reveals that there are at least 12 new pages in Section 18, which describes investigative methods.

What do you want to bet FBI has already added hacking to its investigative methods?

Update: Via Mike German, I learn that FBI did a 2012 edition as well, for which just a fragment plus the Table of Contents got released. The methods section grew about 4 pages between 2011 and 2012. So that leaves 8 pages that are new in this 2013 edition.

Also note, the latest revision came the day before Charlie Savage reported that DOJ would start giving defendants notice of Section 702 usage.

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5 replies
  1. James Joyce says:

    And folks really have to ask the question; “How did fascism take hold in Germany?”

    The same way it has taken hold here in America. Seems we have a pattern of “government,” commandeering power under the color of law, which will inevitably leads to abuses of power by the law. These folks ignore history,,,

    A credulous society allowing unscrupulous men to seize power under the pretense of protection, unraveling the entire baseball, is dumb.

    When driving plus 55 mph looking and focusing only forward and never peeking at one’s rear view mirror can be very fatal when a traitor tailor truck overweight with tons of “History,” slams you in the ass end of your SUV, and one becomes another statistic, Kentucky Fire Chicken-shit style. Remember them Ford Pintos and Chevy Chevettes. Rolling M-80’s we use to call them. When there were real fireworks. Now we have to worry about shrapnel being expelled from the very airbags, designed to protect humans in car accidents….

    Americans are far to trusting, as were the “Good Germans.” Like bite from Shepard on a leg or thigh, history’s bite leaves lasting scares we have simply forgotten.

    • James Joyce says:

      Point in fact, moderation? WTF! Censorship deserves no legal cover especially under the pretense of civility. Nor should unfettered spying by any government, let alone ours be permissible. I think Harry Truman would agree…

  2. Black Tom says:

    Calling this hacking gives it a cops-and-robbers Hollywood cred that it doesn’t deserve. Since FBI openly intends to go abroad to circumvent domestic constraints, this activity needs to be accurately described. The FBI’s conduct is sabotage of critical shared infrastructure, illegal in every municipal jurisdiction and under customary international law and “une activité préjudiciable à la sécurité de l’Etat” under the Geneva Conventions. It’s an illegal form of warfare which relaxes certain civilian protections in consideration of the serious consequences of the crime

  3. JayGoldenBeach says:

    Surely J. Edna Hoover is looking up with envy re: modern snooping technology not available during his time.

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