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Matt Gaetz Resurrects Adam Schiffs 2013 FISA Bill To Help The President.

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posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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February 28, 2018

In an ironic twist, Republican Congressman MATT GAETZ reintroduced a bill today that was crafted by Demorcat Congressman ADAM SCHIFF, back in 2013.

Essentially, it gives the current U.S. President, the power to pick judges to serve on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court... the FISA Court. Right now, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the only person who can do this.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., reintroduced a bill previously proposed five years ago by top Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff that would change the way Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act judges are picked, shifting the responsibility from being solely choice of the chief justice of the Supreme Court to the appointees chosen by the president followed by Senate confirmation.

The congressman said that during his search he uncovered Schiff's 2013 legislation, which, if passed and signed into law, would have given former President Barack Obama the authority to appoint FISA judges.

According to Gaetz, "if it was good enough to give President Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give President Trump these powers."

He encouraged Schiff to join him in co-sponsoring his original bill, H.R. 5120.

News Article: www.washingtonexaminer.com...

Link to bill H.R. 5120: www.congress.gov...

Since there will be Republican, Democrat, and possibly Presidents of another party in the White House over the decades, enabling them to pick FISA court judges who must be screened/approved by Congress, would be a good idea, don't cha think?

-CareWeMust


edit on 2/28/2018 by carewemust because: minor adjustments




posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: carewemust


Let's see Adam get all Schiffty on this bill.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: carewemust


Let's see Adam get all Schiffty on this bill.


I didn't listen to the entire segment, but it sounds like you're right. Adam Schiff doesn't like his bill now, lol.
REF: www.realclearpolitics.com...



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

It's a good idea to see Schiffty expose his motives, as I'm guessing that now that Obama isn't the President, he will suddenly have objections to his own bill.

ETA: And when he confirms this, I PRAY that some journalist will do their job and ask him WHY he no longer supports his own bill. And who won't let him get away with not answering the question.
edit on 28-2-2018 by KansasGirl because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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Trolling and nothing more. Im humored but not amused.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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A+

Gotta respect the unabashed trolling...

-Chris



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

This reminds me of how Harry Reid re-enabled the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate and was cheered by Democrats and jeered by Republicans.

Then when Mitch McConnell used the nuclear option to get S.C. judge Neil Gorsuch approved last year, Democrats jeered and Republicans cheered.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: KansasGirl

This reminds me of how Harry Reid re-enabled the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate and was cheered by Democrats and jeered by Republicans.

Then when Mitch McConnell used the nuclear option to get S.C. judge Neil Gorsuch approved last year, Democrats jeered and Republicans cheered.



Ah yes. They show us who they really are all the time, don't they? If only we would believe them and act accordingly!
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