black bag job

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black bag job

n.
1. A warrantless, illegal entry and search of a premises by the FBI in order to gather information. This practice was discontinued in 1967 and found to be unconstitutional shortly thereafter.
2. A similar entry and search conducted by an agent of the US federal government.
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Considering the amount of sensitive information received through such operations, we may never know not only how effective black bag operations are, but how expansive they are, questions Matthew Aid.