Trump issues veto threat on FISA renewal

The veto threat is basically the exact opposite of DOJ's recommendation to veto. Trump wants more protections. DOJ wants less. But they both want the bill vetoed. And if it doesn't get renewed, the surveillance authority goes away and is left in the hands of the President and his national-security discretion. Whether that's better or worse is a complicated debate, but burning down the current FISC and starting over seems like a good idea at this point.

This entry was published Fri May 29 02:38:29 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-05-28 07:51:45.0. [Tweet]

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