The FBI director said that the use of the surveillance drones by the government were used in a “very, very minimal way, very seldom”.
He went on to say that the use of surveillance drones were used in “particularized cases and particularized needs”, though the specifics of what “particularised” and “particularised needs” remains unknown, and could have a broad range of meanings for the government. Mueller went on to say that he did not know what was done with the images that were taken by the drones.
Mueller was responding to questions from Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein who called the use of drones “the biggest danger” to American privacy.
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