PUBLISHED: 15:12 EST, 8 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 EST, 8 August 2013
An outdated version of a manual distributed to Internal Revenue Service agents showed them how to hide the origin of intelligence on taxpayers that came from a secretive database built by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The DEA program, operated by its clandestine Special Operations Division (SOD), includes information collected by the National Security Agency. It made front-page news on Monday when Reuters reported that it funnels intelligence including overseas intercepts, domestic wiretaps and statements from informants to other law enforcement agencies, which use the material to build criminal cases against Americans.
One controversial element of the program involves the government’s use of ‘parallel construction’ techniques to recreate criminal investigations without disclosing that the NEA’s Special Operations Division provided its launching point.
The IRS’s employee manual, Reuters reported Thursday, included from 2005 to…
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