Intelligence Law Glossary - Sensitive Monitoring Circumstance

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Sensitive Monitoring Circumstance

Administrative Law

The Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations § VII (O) (Sept. 29, 2008)

1. investigation of a member of Congress, a federal judge, a member of the Executive Branch at Executive Level IV or above, or a person who has served in such capacity within the previous two years;
2. investigation of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General of any state or territory, or a judge or justice of the hghest court of any state or territory, concerning an offense involving bribery, conflict of interest, or extortion related to the performance of official duties;
3. a party to the communication is in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons or the United States Marshals Service or is being or has been afforded protection in the Witness Security Program; or
4. the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, or an Assistant Attorney General has requested that the FBI obtain prior approval for the use of consensual monitoring in a specific investigation.