The long-awaited report of the CIA’s inspector general on the Bush Administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance program was released last hour. It reveals that what it calls “The President’s Surveillance Program” (as opposed to the public name: “The Terrorist Surveillance Program”) started in late 2001 and went far beyond wiretaps without obtaining a court order.
That will hardly be the only big story to come out of today’s release. How do I know? Marcy has a working thread up at emptywheel. . . .