FBI Director: We Have Used Drones On U.S. Soil

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers that his agency currently uses drones for surveillance.

“I will tell you that our footprint is very small,” Mueller said. “We have very few and have limited use and we’re exploring not only the use, but also the necessary guidelines for that use.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked Mueller if the FBI uses drones on “U.S. soil.”

“Yes,” Mueller said. “Let me just put it in context. [In a] very, very minimal way. And very seldom.”