FBI's Mueller Wants Broader Surveillance Powers

His timing ... Not so good


FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers — some already skeptical of government surveillance — that the feds may need additional powers to track down criminals who hide their activities online.

Buried in his prepared testimony Wednesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller reaffirmed the Obama administration's long-held view that there's a "growing gap between law enforcement's legal authority to conduct electronic surveillance, and its ability to conduct such surveillance."
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"The rapid pace of advances in mobile and other communication technologies continues to present a significant challenge for conducting court-approved electronic surveillance of criminals and terrorists," Mueller noted.