Why is Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gathering information on us without us knowing? Who authorized this? significant number of employees in DHS’s intelligence office have raised concerns
by Paul Alexander
What? Even DHS people are concerned? You are told it is 'intelligence interviews' and it is voluntary; DHS employees are saying it is very troubling and immoral, as the persons interviewed do not know
What do I think?….
IMO this smacks of abuse and opens the door to massive abuse and violations. The way I read this, there is not any oversight to guard these chickens.
One unnamed employee — quoted in an April 2021 document — said leadership of I&A’s Office of Regional Intelligence “is ‘shady’ and ‘runs like a corrupt government.’” Another document said some employees worried so much about the legality of their activities that they wanted their employer to cover legal liability insurance.’
Carrie Bachner, formerly the career senior legislative adviser to the DHS under secretary for intelligence, said the fact that the agency is directly questioning Americans as part of a domestic-intelligence program is deeply concerning, given the history of scandals related to past domestic-intelligence programs by the FBI.
Bachner, who served as a DHS liaison with Capitol Hill from 2006 to 2010, said she told members of Congress “adamantly” — over and over and over again — that I&A didn’t collect intelligence in the U.S.
“I don’t know any counsel in their right mind that would sign off on that, and any member of Congress that would say, ‘That’s OK,’” said Bachner, who currently runs a consulting firm. “If these people are out there interviewing folks that still have constitutional privileges, without their lawyer present, that’s immoral.”