Chairman Nunes: Abuse of FISA 702 but not to do with foreigners

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/12/nunes-charges-abuse-government-surveillance-by-fbi-and-justice-officials.html

    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear "abuse" of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the controversial anti-Trump dossier was used by the Obama administration to authorize surveillance of advisers to President Trump.

    That part of the law specifically gives the U.S. government the power to get access to communications, such as emails or phone calls, of foreigners outside the United States who may be plotting a terrorist attack but does not allow the government to target Americans.

    Before the vote, Nunes told GOP lawmakers they could trust him that he has not seen abuse of that section of the law dealing with foreigners, but that other sections of the law have in fact been misused by government officials to conduct surveillance of Americans. Nunes vowed that he plans to address his concerns by trying to share the evidence with the entire House later this month, after the debate over Section 702 is complete, according to the three sources familiar with the conversations.

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner reported this week that representatives from these committees had the opportunity to view documents that cut to "the question of whether the FBI used unverified material from the dossier -- a Clinton campaign opposition research product -- to apply for permission to spy on Americans."
     
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    Look, there really isn't a problem with the rule. We have bipartisan intelligence oversight already, and agents are required to report illegal activity (like using FISA to attack political opponents). Much like our immigration laws, we don't really need more laws we need more enforcement of the existing laws.

    That should be simple enough and should begin with jailing the people who gave the orders and fire (at least) the people who didn't report the illegal activities.

    I've said it ALL along. BECAUSE RUSSIA was never about Trump and was always about giving cover to Obama and Hitlary for wiretapping Trump.
     
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      If some rumors coming out are true I want to know what in the hell is the US Govt doing allowing private companies/individuals to have FISA 702 query access when that company represents Russian Kremlin connected clients also. Its bad enough even having Fusion GPS as a US intelligence contractor period with the other work they do. These Clinton financed crooks literally sent a lawyer representative of one of their Russian clients to Trump tower to set up the appearance of so called Russian "collusion" to sell to the media. That in addition to working with their crooked buddies at the FBI to try and get anything they could on Trump by spying illegally and then to create fake accusations to sell to the lefty media when they couldn't find anything real to help them.
       

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