Requests for communication records and documents pertaining to the Occupy movement and law enforcement or government response thereto are being solicited from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Parks Service (NPS).
A CIA review panel has announced that its agents did not break the law when they searched the computers and hacked the emails of Senate staffers tasked with investigating the CIA's record of torture.
A former CIA analyst is suing the State Department for putting him on a watch list on account of his political activities.
'Public opinion polls are clear that a majority of Americans recognize that there has been an unacceptable loss of civil liberties in the so-called pursuit of anti-terrorism,' said Messineo.
Three years ago Army veteran and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was arrested for standing in silent protest during a speech by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. All charges were dropped but the State Department used the incident as a reason to issue a Be On the Look Out or BOLO advisory based solely on his political activism.