The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said its covert internet snooping program did not break the law, challenging an inspector general report that accused the agency of conducting unauthorized searches and exceeding its law enforcement authority.
The postal inspectors told The Washington Times that the inspector general’s audit missed the mark.
“The activities conducted by the Postal Inspection Service were within its legal authority as set forth by federal statutes and case law,” the postal inspectors said in a statement Monday to The Times. “However, the Postal Inspection Service has agreed to conduct a full program review of its Analytics Team’s responsibilities, activities, procedures, and guidance.”