Saturday, October 7, 2017

HOT BREAKING The Treasury's Inspector General Probing Illegal Surveillance of Private Citizens

The Treasury Department's inspector general office said Friday it is looking into allegations that a Treasury Department agency has been illegally looking at the private financial records of U.S. citizens.

BuzzFeed,is quoting unnamed government sources as saying that Treasury's Office of Intelligence and Analysis has "repeatedly and systematically violated domestic surveillance laws by snooping on the private financial records of U.S. citizens and companies."

Asked about the report, Rich Delmar, counsel to Treasury's Inspector General, said, "The issues referred to in the article are currently being reviewed as part of a Treasury OIG audit."

The BuzzFeed report said that over the past year, at least a dozen employees of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network had warned officials and Congress that the financial data was being illegally searched and stored.

BuzzFeed said some sources believed the intelligence breach may have extended to other intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency. Buzzfeed said that NSA may have used Treasury's intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens' financial records.

(via ABC News)

1 comment:

  1. Sad, but hardly surprising. I've operated under the assumption for years that pretty much everything I do is monitored by government at some level and that I have very little real privacy.

    But, isn't that what happens in most police states?