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FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers

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Former White House chief of staff/current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel explained, saying:

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

After the December 2009 underwear bomber false flag, Washington's war on Yemen escalated and enhanced airport screening began. 

Post-9/11, police state harshness followed. New measures compound earlier ones. America became a total surveillance society. Domestic spying became policy. Mueller plans intensifying it. He wants legal cover for lawless or dubious practices.

Throughout its 105 year history, the FBI operated within and outside the law. J. Edgar Hoover ran it from 1924 - 1972. He waged war on communists, anti-war, human and civil rights activists, the American Indian Movement, Black Panther Party, and other groups challenging rogue state policies.

He ordered agents to infiltrate, disrupt, sabotage, and destroy their activism for ethnic justice, racial emancipation, and real economic, social, and political equality across gender and color lines.

"War on terror" authority escalated FBI abuses. Intrusive surveillance tools used against alleged spies now target ordinary Americans. Independent and internal audits revealed widespread FBI mismanagement, unchecked authority, and abuse of power.

During Bush's tenure, Attorney General Guidelines underwent four separate changes. Each one increased FBI surveillance powers.

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