June 19th, 2013
08:19 PM ET
10 years ago

Grassley concerned at FBI admission it uses drones in U.S.

(CNN) - Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, talks with CNN's Jim Acosta about the FBI using drone aircraft within the U.S.

Filed under: Charles Grassley
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  1. Tom L.

    Are you really ok with something like this? You would be perfectly comfortable with George Bush doing this? There is no way you can feel good about this. What happens if Jeb Bush is our next president? Goodness gracious.

    June 19, 2013 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  2. Thomas

    We have been using them on the border with Mexico for years , so yes they would be used in the US.

    I would be happy if we took out some meth smugglers with rockets .

    Meth is a drug of terror , those that make , import , sell are TERRORISTS !

    June 19, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. Tom L.

    I believe I have read that you're a lawyer. Now I know why you use so many 25 cent words in your comments.

    This story has to bother you. I said earlier, what if the next president is Jeb Bush? Or any republican, for that matter. There is no way you can support something like this.

    June 19, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. g

    they also use helicopters to go after bad guys-so what

    June 19, 2013 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  5. PJ

    Oh, please. Is he "concerned" that:
    1. Montogomery Co, TX police department bought a helicopter drone, paid $300,000 for it using Homeland Security
    money to "track criminals"?
    2. The Defense Department has built "villages" at Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Drum, NY and Ft. Hood, Tx to use as
    "practice targets" for drone training? see: insidedefense.com

    Rand Paul thinks its OK to use a drone on a liquor store thief, running down an American street, carrying
    $50 of stolen money.

    I'm concerned that our elected officials don't know what's going on, and apprently they don't care.
    But they can get all righteous when the truth comes out.
    I'm ashamed they didn't know, and they should be ashamed too.

    June 19, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  6. Cephus

    How do we make sure that those drones are not abused to harass political opponents or hijacked by terrorist to commit crimes? Is not just the other day we read in the news that someone had taken over a planes cockpit operations through cell phone app?

    June 19, 2013 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  7. J.V.Hodgson

    Drones as long as unarmed ( over US territory) are simply a more up to date version of surveillance satellites that have been around for years, capable of reading car number plates or the brand of cigarettes I smoke. I stopped , to big a health risk just like this guys inane comments.
    And Dear Mr Grassley if you are concerned about our FBI using drones in crime investigation. I suggest you get a computer geek to amaze you with Google earth, and how that could help Terrorists target you very effectively.
    CNN you call this guys crass remarks "news and worthy of blogging" without even sensible comment from your reporter.
    Grow up.... stop trying to make the ........ connecting the dots, non existent connections re big government on issues that are not so connected.

    June 20, 2013 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  8. Name Uche Agonsi

    If you use helicopter for crime fighting & surveillance, whats the difference.

    June 20, 2013 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  9. Tony in Maine

    Guess you better wear your towel on the deck Chuckie,

    June 20, 2013 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  10. king

    who are the feds watching with drones? is it drug kingpins, mobsters, or terrorist. or are they looking at wives through an open window. all I'm asking lets finding out what they using drones for before we start throwing insinuations all over the place.

    June 20, 2013 07:12 am at 7:12 am |