Nancy Pelosi was forced to make a major change in her plans.
She knew there was no way she could get her way on this major issue.
Donald Trump forced Nancy Pelosi to discontinue a terrifying abuse of power.
There’s nothing that Nancy Pelosi wanted more than to be able to continue the Obama administration’s abuses.
But she’s reached a huge hurdle that will be hard for her to overcome.
Barack Obama managed to use the FISA to attack the Trump campaign in a really underhanded way.
Because Flynn was talking to the Russian ambassador the FBI listened in on the phone call with a FISA court warrant, Flynn’s identity was supposed to be masked.
However, the Obama administration decided to unmask Flynn’s identity and it was leaked to the Washington Post.
The FBI also tried to use the phone call to catch Flynn in a perjury trap.
If the government could treat Flynn that way it could use the FISA regulations to mistreat other Americans.
Nancy Pelosi was set to reauthorize expired portions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act but Trump changed everything with a single Twitter post – “WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICANS IS WRONG!”
“In response, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called off a scheduled vote on FISA reauthorization (the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, H.R.6172, as amended by the Senate) and chose to send it to a conference instead, where House and Senate leaders can hash out a deal behind closed doors and avoid inconveniences — such as other elected representatives participating in the process. If there were an actual legislative process where all members of Congress had a chance to amend the bill, a reform that would actually protect our right to due process might happen.” The Washington Examiner reported.
Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want actual reforms to FISA.
While the Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act dealing with “roving wiretap” may be expired former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr admitted that the FBI has the opinion they no longer need Congress’s permission.
The Constitution should protect the American people from their government spying on them.
The FBI used their power for political meddling and they will continue until they are stopped.
Nancy Pelosi is happy to help the FBI keep their power because they are on her side right now but that could quickly change.
“Clearly, Congress needs to step up and finally make a serious attempt to rein in the intelligence agencies, to make it abundantly clear ‘national security’ is not some magical password that makes Americans’ due process right under the Fourth Amendment disappear. Getting a warrant to surveil Americans isn’t the onerous burden that the Department of Justice makes it out to be.” The Washington Examiner continued.
Normal courts are capable of giving out warrants. The FBI breaks its own rules for applying FISA warrants and they’ve clearly shown their misusing their power.
Luckily, the American people have a president on their side who is trying to stop the abuses with the FISA court.