Attorney General William Barr issued new guidelines for the FBI to follow if they want to conduct surveillance on elected officials, candidates and their advisers or staff members, USA Today reports.
According to the new rules announced Tuesday, any FBI investigation must be “justified and non-partisan.”
The new guidelines are aimed at addressing problems that took place during the early stages of the Russia investigation, according to the newspaper.
One of the changes involves the FBI to consider briefing an official, candidate or adviser that they might be compromised by foreign governments before applying for a surveillance warrant.
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