White House Makes It Official: It Wants To Keep Snooping On Americans

Trump and group of GOP senators don’t want us to have greater privacy protections from unwarranted domestic surveillance.

President Donald Trump and allies may complain on Twitter and out loud how the Deep State illegally snooped on him under his predecessor, Barack Obama, but that doesn’t mean the White House wants less surveillance authority.

The White House and several GOP senators have made it official: They want to make some significant surveillance authoritiespermanent under law without addressing concerns by civil liberties and privacy advocates that these authorities are being used to collect Americans’ data without the use of warrants.

What we’re talking about is Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments. Section 702 grants some important authorities for the National Security Agency (NSA) to engage in unwarranted surveillance of foreign agents and potential threats overseas. It expires this year if Congress doesn’t renew it.

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