Paul says he plans to filibuster spy legislation

Paul says he plans to filibuster spy legislation

Paul says he plans to filibuster spy legislation

As Matthew Gertz of Media Matters pointed out, Trump's decision to denounce FISA was tweeted at the same time that "Fox & Friends" was connecting the act to Trump's ongoing woes over accusations that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian government officials.

The official White House position, which was announced in a statement issued Wednesday night, was in favor of the bill the House passed and against the Amash-Lofgren alternative. If the National Security Agency is monitoring a Russian spy within Russia and he gets a call from an American, Section 702 permits us intelligence officers to continue listening without asking a judge for a warrant. It permits the NSA and other security agencies to, without a warrant, collect the emails and other communications of foreigners overseas, the New York Times reported.

Trump attempted to walk back his tweet about 90 minutes later, urging lawmakers in a second tweet to reauthorize the program. It's at this initial stage - where leads are sifted and prioritized - when foreign intelligence can be queried to help connect dots and spot possible national security threats, he said.

"We need it! Get smart!" said the tweet, which was threaded to follow on from Trump's earlier message ― something the president hasn't shown a consistent ability to do.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Thursday that he meant to do "everything in my power, including filibuster", to impede the bill next week, although that is unlikely to block its passage.

"I'm scratching my head", Napolitano said, referring to Thursday's House vote to reauthorize a key part of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Some conservative, libertarian-leaning Republicans and liberal Democrats attempted to persuade colleagues to include more privacy protections.

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Paul, who blocked one of President Trump's Justice Department nominees last month over surveillance concerns, took to Twitter Thursday to announce his disgust with the House legislation. Rand Paul said Thursday, shortly before appearing to call for a filibuster through Twitter on the upcoming Senate vote.

This year, a bipartisan coalition of legislators led by Republican Representative Justin Amash is seeking to rein in the authorities given to intelligence agencies through the "USA Rights" amendment, which press secretary Sanders opposed in her statement, calling on "the House to reject this amendment".

The House approved the legislation 256-164 with support from Democrats and Republican leadership to extend the program for six years.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. "We must reform our government surveillance programs to accomplish the dual goals of keeping our country safe and putting appropriate safeguards in place to protect the civil liberties of American citizens". Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told the The Daily Beast that Trump's tweet "threw everything into turmoil". The original FISA Act passed in 1978. Less than two hours after the original tweet, Trump tweeted, "With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today's vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land".

The Trump administration had wanted the program to be reauthorized without change, but later said it was willing to back legislation that would impose moderate restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation access to Americans' communications.

The U.S. intelligence services are enacting a mandate from President Donald Trump to establish guidelines on "unmasking" the identities of U.S. citizens in intelligence reports.

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