FBI broke law for years in phone record searches...(The Washington Post reports full article here.)
The FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or simply persuading phone companies to provide records, according to internal bureau memos and interviews. FBI officials issued approvals after the fact to justify their actions.
The FBI's general counsel says Director Robert S. Mueller III did not learn about the unlawful collection of phone records until 2006, when they ended.
Additional documents here.