This subject should be on the minds of most Americans who care about their freedoms, which to say that it isn’t because it is not being discussed more by MSM outlets is a major reason why.
Nevertheless, the question of having public debate regarding the FISA Reauthorisation remains to be a contentious issue among those who advocate for the need for serious reforms to the FISA process and due to recent positions taken by various elected officials including AG William Barr should be a concern to most of us who merely are calling for a transparent process and open dialogue about addressing this issue.
First a video from Lou Dobbs who raises good legitimate points in trying to bring urgent awareness to the lack of transparency:
Lou Dobbs reminds everyone tonight about a rapidly approaching FISA reauthorization deadline coming quickly on March 15th without any public input, public hearings, information about current DOJ/FBI corrective measures, or sunlight on the issues.
Appearing tonight with Mr. Dobbs is House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins who has been trying to draw attention to an upcoming reauthorization and the refusal of House democrats to hold hearings on the need for reform in the wake of yet another IG report hightlighting abuses of the current system.
The second aspect of this issue is the recent position of AG William Barr has taken which basically In what he is advocating for is also troubling in of itself, especially considering that he has come under recent fire for his lack of action in prosecuting those who violated the law in such cases regarding the FISA warrant abuses. His position is that it be renewed and under his leadership no more abuses will occur. Huh? WTF? This is pretty much shear lunacy on his part and doesn’t address the reform issue that should be about implementation of changes needed in stopping the abuse and future abuses by future administrations!
This is likely the most insufferably short-sighted political position in decades. Faced with years of evidence showing worsening abuses by government officials using the FISA court, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says a clean reauthorization bill is the best option because his DOJ and FBI will not abuse it.
Note the import of AG Barr’s position. He is not saying the system * cannot * be abused; and he is not saying that reform isn’t needed to prevent systemic abuse; only that he can give assurances under his tenure FISA data collection and exploitation will * not * be abused. What happens when an administration changes?…. :::: crickets chirping ::::
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