Advocates Oppose Expanded FBI Search Authority

A judge granted the FBI’s request for a warrant got a warrant allowing the agency to search an unlimited number of computers anywhere in the world. Such authority now has become a part of federal criminal procedure rules. A public defender calls the change “unprecedented and deeply troubling.”

Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s nomination likely would produce the most partisan vote for an FBI chief in Senate history. Some Democrats hold a grudge against Lieberman for his rightward turn. Others say the job of FBI director should not go to a politician.