If Republicans are so worried about government surveillance and its potential for abuse, why did they reauthorize FISA?
This is a question few people seem to be asking.
Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released a memo that revealed abuses of the FISA process. Sadly, the real news was lost in partisan bickering about Russia connections and Clinton crookedness. I wrote an article highlighting the real takeaways from the memo. You can read that HERE.
Republicans threw a royal fit because it appears the Democratic National Committee had a hand in developing the narrative that led the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to approve a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump advisor. That information was never disclosed to the FISC. The memo says the findings it reports “represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.”
As I’ve discovered, whether you think information the FBI and DOJ omitted from its warrant requests was material or relevant depends on your political point of view. But that really misses the point. The system is obviously being used for political purposes. No matter what side of the political …
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