Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department made 1,745 requests to a secret court for authority to wiretap or search for evidence in terrorism and espionage investigations last year.
That’s according to an April 30 letter from the department to the Senate that was first reported Thursday by the Federation of American Scientists.
Read more on Seattle Times.
So the DOJ reported the data as they were required to do. Fine. But why couldn’t they have issued their own press on this instead of us having to find out via FAS? Would a little transparency have really hurt them, especially in light of the fact that they were giving the data to the Senate?
Update: Here’s the actual report from DOJ’s site.