Senate reauthorizes FISA in the midst of political spying controversy

Washington TimesSenators voted Thursday to approve a six-year renewal of the government’s chief foreign spying program, delivering a win to security hawks who got most of what they wanted in the deal.

The bill, which now heads to President Trump for his signature, extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which empowers the government to collect phone calls, emails and other communications of foreign targets overseas.

If the law can't be reformed under these conditions, just following an election where the party in power spied on the opposition and the opposition won anyway, are there any conditions at all under which the law could be reformed?

Perhaps if we elected a Congress with nothing blackmailable in the NSA database.

This entry was published Sat Jan 20 09:10:04 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-01-20 09:10:04.0. [Tweet]

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