FBI handling of informants condemned
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON -- While probing organized crime in New England since the 1960s, the FBI used killers as informants, shielded them from prosecution and knowingly sent innocent people to jail, House investigators said Thursday in concluding a two-year inquiry.
The bureau's conduct "must be considered one of the greatest failures in the history of federal law enforcement," according to the final report from the House Government Reform Committee.
No biggy to these guys:
Lawmakers Approve Expansion of F.B.I.'s Antiterrorism
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
Published: November 20, 2003
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 — Congressional negotiators
approved a measure on Wednesday to expand the F.B.I.'s counterterrorism powers, despite concerns from some lawmakers who said that the measure gave the government too much authority and that the public had been shut out of the debate.