January 11, 2018

DONALD WHO?:

House Passes Bill to Renew NSA Internet Surveillance Program (Dustin Volz, 1/11/18, Reuters) 

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

The legislation, which passed 256-164 and split party lines, is the culmination of a yearslong debate in Congress on the proper scope of U.S. intelligence collection--one fueled by the 2013 disclosures of classified surveillance secrets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives had urged cancellation of the vote after Trump appeared to cast doubt on the merits of the program, but Republicans forged ahead.


This is what happens when a partisan president and justice apparatus use surveillance to expose a plot by our enemies and collusion by their opponents...


Posted by at January 11, 2018 12:58 PM

  

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