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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I wish someone in DC would justify this.
Didn't like it when the Obama administration spied on Americans, I don't like it when Trump's administration does it either.
I'll have to search ATS to see if anyone here supported it when Obama signed it.
The society of Airstrip One and, according to "The Book", almost the whole world, lives in poverty: hunger, disease and filth are the norms. Ruined cities and towns are common: the consequence of the civil war, the atomic wars and the purportedly enemy (but possibly false flag) rockets. Social decay and wrecked buildings surround Winston; aside from the ministerial pyramids, little of London was rebuilt. Members of the Outer Party consume synthetic foodstuffs and poor-quality "luxuries" such as oily gin and loosely-packed cigarettes, distributed under the "Victory" brand. (That is a parody of the low-quality Indian-made "Victory" cigarettes, widely smoked in Britain and by British soldiers during World War II. They were smoked because it was easier to import them from India than it was to import American cigarettes from across the Atlantic because of the War of the Atlantic.)
originally posted by: Grambler
I think the tweets show Trump had no idea what he was talking about.
I liked the order he put out yesterday, calling for more openess in the Fisa process.
But him criticizing fisa in one tweet, then praising it 90 minutes later shows to me that he was shooting his mouth off without being fully informed.
The House passed a bill this morning to reauthorize the key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak. It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans’ communications swept up in the process.
Before Trump’s tweets, it was the opposition of privacy advocates that presented the chief obstacle to renewing Section 702. They had rallied around an alternative measure from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before being able to sift through the NSA’s records database. The underlying bill requires only that the government seek a court order when it wants to use information about Americans in criminal cases.
This law was un-Constitutional when Bush got it rammed through and it is still un-Constitutional. I hope Rand goes through with his threat to filibuster. Maybe he'll use some vulgar language to get the media interested!
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Southern Guardian
Trump reverses stance on surveillance law in series of contradicting tweets
There is no bigger contradiction than Trump critics whining bout surveillance then hiring a private 'intelligence' company to spy on their political opponent.