FBI chief urges restoration of searches without warrantsComments came in the wake of the discovery that al Qaeda had undertaken a sophisticated plan involving a non-metallic underwear bomb to be used by a suicide bomber
By Jerry Seper
The Washington Times
NEW YORK, N.Y. — FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Wednesday urged the reauthorization of an act passed by Congress in 2008 - but slated to expire at the end of this year - that gives federal authorities the ability to conduct warrantless searches.
He said the law allows the collection of vital information about international terrorists "while providing a robust protection for the civil liberties and privacy of Americans."