FBI Director Urges Congress To Renew Wide-Ranging Surveillance Power In Counterterror Probes [View all]
By PETE YOST | Associated Press | 49 minutes ago in
FBI Director Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) has urged Congress to renew wide-ranging surveillance authority to thwart terrorism plots like the latest one in which an al-Qaida-engineered explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline flight.
Mueller tells a House panel the FBI is examining the device and says the scheme hatched in Yemen demonstrates that it's essential for Congress to reauthorize counter-terrorism tools enacted in 2008. These programs expire at year-end.