Earlier this week I blogged about the TSA serving subpoenas to Chris Elliott and Steven Frischling, demanding that the two men reveal how they got their hands on the TSA security directive that went into effect after the Christmas Day terrorist scare.
Elliot reports that after communication between his lawyer and DHS, his lawyer recived this note:
This is to confirm our earlier telephone conversation that the TSA subpoena of December 29, 2009, issued to your client, Mr. Christopher Elliott, is being withdraw [sic] as no longer necessary.
Thank you for your assistance and have a happy and safe New Year.
John A. Drennan
Deputy Chief Counsel (Enforcement)
Office of the Chief Counsel
Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security
While I am glad the subpoena is being "withdraw," (grammar skills must not be a prerequisite to work for the TSA) it should never have been issued in the first place.
Furthermore, DHS has dropped the subpoena against Frischling and even offered to buy him a new computer. Apparently, they damaged his old one when they confiscated it. Just great…
As Elliott suggets, perhaps the TSA has more important things to worry about.
The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by The Washington Post show…