posted on Dec, 28 2019 @ 09:40 PM
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
How the USA-Patriot Act Puts the CIA
Back in the Business of Spying on Americans
The final version of the anti-terrorism legislation, the Uniting and Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept and
Obstruct Terrorism (H.R. 3162, the "USA PATRIOT Act") puts the Central Intelligence Agency back in the business of spying on Americans. It permits a
vast array of information gathering on U.S. citizens from school records, financial transactions*, Internet activity, telephone conversations,
information gleaned from grand jury proceedings and criminal investigations to be shared with the CIA (and other non-law enforcement officials) even
if it pertains to Americans. The information would be shared without a court order. The bill also gives the Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency, acting in his capacity as head of the Intelligence Community, enormous power to manage the collection and dissemination of intelligence
information gathered in the U.S. This new authority supersedes existing guidelines issued to protect Americans from unwarranted surveillance by U.S.
agencies such as the FBI.
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