“FBI agents may impersonate journalists while conducting undercover investigations, and an agent who posed as an editor with the Associated Press during a 2007 investigation did not violate agency policies, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General found in a report released Thursday.” 

Highly unethical. 

Source: Alan Neuhauser. “FBI Agents Can Pose as Journalists, Inspector General Says.” U.S. News. September 15, 2016. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-15/fbi-agents-can-pose-as-journalists-inspector-general-says

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