and, it seems, both agencies are attempting to cover this up.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...overing-it-up/The information shared includes “intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records,” and it’s problematic because it appears to break down the barrier between foreign counter-terrorism investigations and ordinary domestic criminal investigations.
Because the SOD’s work is classified, DEA cases that began as NSA leads can’t be seen to have originated from a NSA source.
So what does the DEA do? It makes up the story of how the agency really came to the case in a process known as “parallel construction.”
and many other Agencies are clamoring to get their hands on this data as well.
amazing how "keeping the American people safe" can be extended to cracking down on the local pot dealer as easily as an Al-Qaeda operative.