Secret DEA program funnels intel to local authorities in order to investigate Americans

Just incredible. Sure, they are going after drug dealers - or at least, suspected druge dealers. But the fact that they try to cover up where these investigations originated is absolutely chilling. Associated Press: A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional...(Read Full Post)