Saturday, March 18, 2006

Domestic Spying Again

Wonder where this will lead. The inter-connections are often staggering.
A Pentagon intelligence agency that kept files on U.S. anti-war activists hired one of the contractors who bribed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., to help it collect data on houses of worship, schools, power plants and other locations in the United States.

MZM, headed by Mitchell Wade, also received three contracts totaling more than $250,000 to provide unspecified "intelligence services" to the White House, according to documents obtained by Knight Ridder.

The White House didn't respond to an inquiry about what those intelligence services entailed.[emphasis mine]

What is interesting is whether this is one of the illegal spying activities Bush doesn't want the American public to know about.

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The disclosure that CIFA was storing information on anti-war activities added to concerns that the Bush administration may have used its war on terrorism to give government agencies expanded power to monitor Americans’ finances, associations, travel and other activities.

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