Home / DoD / FBI Chief James Comey: Judicial Reviews Could Hinder Some Intell Work

FBI Chief James Comey: Judicial Reviews Could Hinder Some Intell Work

James ComeyFBI Director James Comey has praised a White House review of government surveillance initiatives but warned that a proposal to require court review of certain procedures could hinder some work of intelligence agencies, Politico reported Thursday.

Josh Gerstein writes that Comey disagreed with the idea of requiring a judge to authorize any requests for business records as part of an anti-terror probe.

Comey claimed an application to a judge for a national security letter could take days or even weeks to implement.

“What worries me about their suggestion that we impose a judicial procedure on NSLs is that it would actually make it harder for us to do national security investigations than bank fraud investigations,” Comey said, according to the report.

 

Check Also

Air Force Schedules Phase Two of Light-Attack Experiment; David Goldfein Comments

The U.S. Air Force will initiate the second phase of its light-attack experiment, focusing on …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *