The first documented use of the Department of Homeland Security by the Republican Party for domestic political espionage against Democrats. The first, but surely not the last.
Are you surprised? Shocked? WHY? That’s what the Department of Homeland Security is FOR! Remember how it was formed? Remember the fight over allowing unions or not? This is an entirely political operation from its very founding. Along with the FBI it is the political espionage arm of the Republican Party. Don’t any of you remember Richard Nixon? This is what Republicans DO.
Are you also going to be surprised if John Poindexter’s Office of Information Awareness is used for political espionage? Why do you think they put convicted criminal John Poindexter in charge of it?