Trump knocks FISA law, links it to 'phony dossier'

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump adm

Trump Has No Idea What His Own Administration's Policies Are

Update: The House has passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to extend NSA surveillance authority for six years without significant new privacy safeguards. After an intense debate, the vote failed 183-233. The act allows the Justice Department and the various agencies under their purview to seek warrants granting them access to phones, emails, and more, under the guise of rooting out terrorists in the USA and around the world. "Today has to do with foreign terrorists on foreign soil".

The powers in question allow the government to target foreigners overseas, collecting their communications. After the House vote, Ryan insisted to reporters that Trump "knows what 702 is" and simply "has concerns on FISA".

The Senate still must vote on the bill before the program expires on January 19. Sen.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said because of recent accusations of bias directed at the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation there needs to be "more oversight of the intelligence community" because "men are not angels", a reference to a quote from James Madison.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said Trump's tweets were "inaccurate, conflicting and confusing statements" and Schiff unsuccessfully suggested that a vote on the bill should be delayed until the White House's position can be ascertained.

The House on Thursday passed a renewal of a key foreign surveillance program, even though President Donald Trump sent mixed signals by complaining it was used to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign and then reverting to his support for it. "Today's vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land", he wrote. But less than two hours later, the president appeared to reverse himself, telling lawmakers to "Get smart!"

In a statement late Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration "strongly opposes" the privacy amendment and called for it to be rejected. While the law expires next week, a court order approving data collection under Section 702 lasts into April. These new bills, such as the USA Liberty Act or the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, also attempted to expand surveillance powers in other ways. She said she wished the GOP leaders' bill had been even stronger in empowering the intelligence community.

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"You have to realize that all of us are caught up in this", he said. Exactly what he supports isn't completely clear.

Following the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill, and filed cloture on that motion. About two-thirds of the Republicans voted against the amendment and about two-thirds of the Democrats voted for it, so it wasn't really a "party line" vote, but the Democrats could have pushed it through had they all supported it.

Intelligence officials have so far refused to tell Congress how many unknowing Americans have had their personal communications collected under the program.

"The government will use this bill to continue warrantless intrusions into Americans' private emails, text messages, and other communications", the ACLU tweeted.

"We call on Congress to protect Americans" 4th Amendment rights", said Computer & Communications Industry Association President Ed Black.

Intelligence officials have appealed to lawmakers to renew the existing 702 program, which they say has been crucial in stopping terrorist plots against the U.S. "His woes began with unlawful foreign surveillance and unconstitutional domestic surveillance of him before he was the president of the United States".

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