Congress to FBI: Um, why are you using domestic spy planes to invade people’s privacy?

Daily Caller News Foundation

After a series of recent reports exposed the FBI’s fleet of domestic spy planes, Congress is demanding answers.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, wrote a letter calling on FBI Director James Comey to give the public the skinny on how much he is invading Americans’ privacy with his fleet of small spy planes.

The questions came after The Washington Post reported that the FBI used spying aircraft to monitor Baltimore from the skies during the Baltimore riots. Grassley pointed to similar reports in Chicago, Boston, California, and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

An Associated Press investigation revealed Tuesday that the FBI operates dozens of small spy planes across the country. The report found that the FBI had performed over 100 flights in 11 states over cities and rural areas during a 30-day period…



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