House FISA court reauthorization reaches Senate

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You gotta have your KGB: A House-passed FISA court reauthorization bill, which makes some superficial claims at reining in the abuses of that court by FBI and Justice officials in the past four years, has now reached the Senate.

Overall this new law is junk, and accomplishes nothing. Though it does increase penalties for misuse, and allows for outside review in more situations, the secret court will continue, available to authorize the illegal surveillance of American businesses and individuals, for political reasons.


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  • Phill O

    One can have all the rules in the world to no avail if you can not hold people accountable, as we have seen here, where democrats who have severely abused the rules, have , so far, been given a pass. The abuses were against the previous rules sooo These people should go to jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMO

    Dick Cheney indicated that there were many terrorist plots stopped by use of the FISA court and use of enhanced interrogations, both. These cases are still classified. See “In My Time”. Getting Osama bin Laden was helped (might have been initiated) with the enhanced interrogation. To take these tools out of the anti-terrorist’s arsenal seems short sighted. Can anyone come up with another way to achieve the purpose?

    I remind readers that there are American citizens who are actively working to take down the country.

  • BedHair

    I’ve always wondered why the FISA court remained so quite for so long in regards to the fraud that was committed against it. Maybe FISA can go both ways?

  • Phill O

    IMHO A country which abandons the rule of law will not survive!

    The abusers must be held accountable!!

  • wayne

    FYI– Mark Levin’s legal foundation* filed a friend of the court brief with the FISA Court, almost 3 years ago. They chose not to answer.
    (*Landmark Legal Foundation)

    Phill O:
    My preference is the FISA Court judges be rendered to sunny Cuba, and interrogated to within an inch of their worthless existence. (Then seize their assets and make them poor.)
    It’s a darn Star Chamber…..

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