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The government is spying on you


The HillAlleged surveillance abuses by officials in the U.S. intelligence community are under investigation by an inspector general, Congress and the Justice Department. It’s impossible to yet know whether the probes will conclude there were policy, ethical or criminal violations. But it’s worth reviewing some important background.

In January 2018, Congress renewed the controversial law that allows U.S. intel agencies to surveil American citizens on U.S. soil without a court warrant. A majority of Democrats and Republicans reportedly favored adding new privacy safeguards. But surprisingly, shortly before the vote, party leaders instructed members to reject the safeguards — and so they did.

Did you hear about this renewal? I didn't, and I pay attention to these things.

This entry was published Thu Mar 07 08:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-03-07 08:47:20.0. [Tweet]

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