I would guess that the memorandum related to the search of Aldrich Ames' residence.
In a little-remembered debate from 1994, the Clinton administration argued that the president has "inherent authority" to order physical searches -- including break-ins at the homes of U.S. citizens -- for foreign intelligence purposes without any warrant or permission from any outside body. Even after the administration ultimately agreed with Congress's decision to place the authority to pre-approve such searches in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, President Clinton still maintained that he had sufficient authority to order such searches on his own.
"The Department of Justice believes, and the case law supports, that the president has inherent authority to conduct warrantless physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes," Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on July 14, 1994, "and that the President may, as has been done, delegate this authority to the Attorney General."
Clinton Claimed Authority to Order No-Warrant Searches
Byron York - December 20, 2005
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1553690/posts <- Summary of Ames Investigation
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1567288/posts <- GAO Report on "data sharing"
Note the date on the "data sharing" report.
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