An article published by RT.com reports that the IRS has received help from the DEA and NSA in collecting data and covering the trail of the source. Concealing of the source of the information is said to protect the sources however it has acquired the interest of many legal experts and is now being reviewed by the US Justice Department.
The process of gathering intelligence worked as the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the DEA gathered secret information through a variety of methods such as NSA intercepts, domestic wiretaps, informants and a DEA database of telephone records of authorities nationwide, assisting them with criminal investigations of US citizens. The DEA database of telephone records differs from the NSA database which, NSA contractor Edward Snowden recently revealed and is now under asylum in Russia.
The DEA says that the practice of sharing information and covering the trail isn’t because they intend to withhold evidence; it is because they want to “protect sources and methods.” On the contrary, legal experts say that concealing potential evidence from defendants violates the US Constitution and should be reviewed further.
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