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Congressmen inquire about FBI illegal spying


Just The NewsRepublican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Jim Jordan of Ohio in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray highlighted a recently declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) memorandum opinion and order.

"According to a recently released opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been seriously and systemically abusing its warrantless electronic surveillance authority," the lawmakers said in the letter. "We write to request information about the FBI's illegal spying activities."

The congressmen pressed Wray to "explain why almost a year after the OIG's report about FISA abuses, the FISC found the FBI to still be abusing its warrantless surveillance authority under section 702" and to supply "a detailed accounting of every instance since December 2019 in which the FBI has queried, accessed, otherwise used information obtained pursuant to section 702 for purposes unrelated to national security."

The changes they get answers seem slim. And remember, this is just what the FBI is admitting to.

This entry was published Fri May 14 22:47:48 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-05-14 22:47:48.0. [Tweet]

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