Dirty Pool As Rep. Schiff Inserts Loophole To Help The FBI Spy On You
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ue, May 26th 2020 6:42pm — Mike Masnick
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As the debate continues over the renewal of some Patriot Act provisions for NSA surveillance techniques, the House now has a chance to correct a failure by the Senate, by one measly vote, to require a warrant for the FBI to go sifting through your internet histories that the NSA scooped up along the way. The intelligence community refuses to reveal how often this is done, but Senator Wyden is indicating that it’s a lot more than you think — and he’s been right pretty much every time he’s made those suggestions.
It’s now up to the House, and while Rep. Lofgren had a version of the warrant requirement amendment, some petty political squabbling from Democratic leadership threatened to quash it — mainly by Rep. Adam Schiff inserting a massive loophole to allow for more warrantless surveillance. Earlier on Tuesday it was reported that, after a long weekend of haggling, it appeared that a vote will be allowed on Lofgren’s Amendment and that the language had been cleared up to the point that even Senator Wyden backed it.
But in his own statement, Mr. Schiff put forward a narrower emphasis. Stressing the continued need to investigate foreign threats, he described the compromise as banning the use of such orders “to seek to obtain” an American’s internet information.
May 27, 2020 at 11:09 PM #319671GZeusHParticipant
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Pronounced ka-ga-byesh-nik, it means a KGB agent.
May 28, 2020 at 5:48 AM #319749Ohio BarbarianModerator
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@gzeush Schiff is definitely an apparatchik of the national security state, though.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
May 28, 2020 at 4:55 AM #319694
May 28, 2020 at 8:24 AM #3198193fingerbrownParticipant
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This little tyrant is more dangerous to American’s liberties than Putin could ever dream of.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
May 28, 2020 at 8:47 AM #319825PunxsutawneyModerator
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He said “We have to fight the Russians here, before we fight them there”. Who’s “we” Kemosahbee? Seems like his type has done more harm to me, and to democracy than outside countries could ever hope to. Not to mention the stupidity of the statement. Leave stupid to the rethugs please.
And I hear he’s on the short list for Attorney General if Biden wins.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie
May 28, 2020 at 8:54 AM #319827Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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I noticed all those people at the George Floyd protest got some results.
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