Spy Watch: FBI Blundering Didn't Stop with Hanssen

A blue-ribbon commission chaired by former FBI and CIA Director William Webster lists a stunning array of FBI security lapses that enabled agent turned spy Robert Hanssen to steal U.S. government secrets. What has escaped notice, however, is that the bureau's blunders didn't stop with Hanssen's arrest--and, according to the commission and Senate investigators, could compromise post-Sept. 11 counterterrorism investigations. At a hearing on Tuesday, Senate Judiciary chairman Patrick Leahy plans to grill top FBI officials about an Oct. 10, 2001, order lifting "need to know" restrictions on highly sensitive information about U.S. intelligence sources and methods. In the post-Sept. 11...

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