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After Watergate, Ford approved warrantless wiretapping inside US

The American public had barely stopped talking about Richard Nixon’s infamous Watergate tapes and his decision to authorize domestic snooping when then-President Gerald R. Ford authorized the FBI to carry out warrantless electronic surveillance inside the United States. A classified memo from the president, dated December 19, 1974, authorized the…

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