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Fox host likens Oregon terror ‘entrapment’ to East Germany

Federal agents went too far by setting up a 19-year-old Oregon man for the attempted bombing of a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, according to one Fox Business News host. In a heated debate, Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of Freedom Watch, told Bill O’Reilly that “we will become East Germany…

FBI stopped Portland bomb suspect from taking job before sting

Though it’s a controversial assertion, observers often point to a link between acts of terrorism and poverty. In the case of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old arrested Friday for allegedly trying to blow up an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the FBI itself may have created that link. According to…

FBI apparently set up US teen blamed for fake car bomb

Boy told undercover agents he could get a gun because he’s a “rapper”; authored article containing “jihad” workout tips An Somali-born, American teenager was apparently set up by federal law enforcement officials who posed as radical Islamic fighters and lured the young man into a plot he believed would lead…

Somali-born US teen planned Oregon car bombing, authorities claim

Law enforcement agencies thwarted an attempt to blow up a car bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, and arrested the suspected bomber, officials said early on Saturday. The Justice Department identified the chief suspect as 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud of the town of Corvallis, a…

FBI pressuring Google, Facebook to allow ‘back doors’ for wiretapping

ACLU: Proposed expansion of wiretap powers ‘a clear recipe for abuse’ FBI Director Robert Mueller traveled to Silicon Valley this week to convince major Internet players to build “back doors” into their software that will allow law enforcement to wiretap data on their networks, says a news report. It’s part…

Woman gets death threats after being targeted by Glenn Beck

An Illinois woman who volunteered to moderate a congressional debate received numerous threats of violence and death threats after being targeted personally by Fox News personality Glenn Beck, according to a report a colleague filed last week with the FBI. League of Women Voters Illinois Executive Director Jan Czarnik filed…

Revealed: FBI investigated claim that group threatened de-icing equipment when probing crash that killed Senator Wellstone

FBI files obtained by Minnesota Public Radio published Monday shed new light — and perhaps shadows — onto the life and death of former Democratic Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone, who was killed when his twin-engine plane crashed in 2002. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) published dozens of FBI files they obtained…

Cleric on US kill list attended Pentagon lunch after 9/11: reports

A US citizen linked to Al Qaeda who is being targeted for extra-judicial killing by the CIA lunched at the Pentagon several months after the 9/11 attacks, news sources confirmed Wednesday. Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric born in New Mexico who is now believed to be in Yemen, was invited…

US wants to ease telecom wiretapping: report

An Obama administration taskforce is seeking to overhaul a federal law requiring telephone and broadband carriers to ensure their networks can be wiretapped, The New York Times reported Tuesday (link). Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials from the Justice and Commerce Departments, the FBI and other federal agencies told the Times…

FBI agents ‘cheated’ on test related to rules on spying on Americans

Justice IG finds cheating by FBI agents on test of their knowledge of surveillance rules A Justice Department investigation has found that FBI agents, including several supervisors, cheated on an important test covering the bureau’s policies for conducting surveillance on Americans. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine said Monday that…

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