The Office of The Suspector

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

There has been speculation* that somewhere in the national security establishment there is an official known as The Suspector. When someone wants to wiretap conversations with an individual, they bring that person’s name to The Suspector, and ask, “Do you suspect this person of having terrorist connections?” The Suspector says, “Yes.” (After all, you are bringing this person’s name to me.) This establishes that the person is suspected of terrorist connections.
Only after this procedural safeguard has been satisfied can phone calls with the Person Suspected of Terrorist Connections be wiretapped without a warrant.
*Full Disclosure. I am one of those people known as The Speculators. After I speculate about something, one can say, “There has been speculation.”