Lawmakers warn FBI on surveillance powers

Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 1:30 AM EST

Republicans and Democrats sternly warned the FBI on Tuesday that it could lose its broad power to collect telephone, e-mail and financial records to hunt terrorists if the agency doesnít quickly address widespread abuses of the authority detailed in a recent internal investigation.

Their threats came as the Justice Departmentís chief watchdog, Glenn A. Fine, told the House Judiciary Committee that the FBI engaged in widespread and serious misuse of its authority in illegally collecting the information from Americans and foreigners through so-called national security letters.

At MSNBC.

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