Washington Post: Commerce Dept. security unit to be shut down after overstepping legal limits in launching probes, officials say

Washington Post: Commerce Dept. security unit to be shut down after overstepping legal limits in launching probes, officials say. “The Commerce Department will eliminate a security unit that it found improperly launched criminal investigations and collected information on hundreds of its employees and average citizens, department officials said Friday…. Operating with little oversight, the obscure unit opened cases ranging from counterespionage to background searches on U.S. residents who wrote innocuous letters to the department’s top official, the review found.”

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