Pentagon viewing Americans' bank records

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 12:51 AM EST

he Pentagon and to a lesser extent the CIA have been using a little-known power to look at the banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage within the United States.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Saturday the Defense Department "makes requests for information under authorities of the National Security Letter statutes … but does not use the specific term National Security Letter in its investigatory practice."

At ABC News.

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