National Security Surveillance on U.S. Soil Fell Amid Scrutiny of Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The number of people targeted for court-approved surveillance by counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigators in 2019 plunged to its lowest level in at least seven years, a drop that coincided with intense scrutiny on the F.B.I.’s use of its national-security wiretapping power in the Trump-Russia investigation. There were 1,059 such targets of wiretap and […]

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