Court ruling: FBI violated rights, illegally spied in 2017 and 2018
I think the violations of the law are obvious and indeed inherent -- the law being the Fourth Amendment. But the judges are actually talking about the authorizing law Congress passed, which is pretty bad, but at least attempts to provide some protections... which the FBI, CIA, and NSA evidently have been ignoring for at least 7 years (and probably a lot longer than that, but less politically).
Remember, this is after an earlier court ruling just a few years ago that criticized these exact practices (and in doing so, may have exposed SpyGate by forcing the perpetrators to change their methodology). And they are still bold enough to be doing this.
This entry was published Wed Apr 15 02:59:10 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2019-10-08 14:18:54.0.