It’s amazing when the fox guards the chicken house, and it’s no more apparent than with the recent testimony before Congress by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
As sections of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) are set to expire on December 31, 2017, Wray testified to Congress that there has been absolutely no abuse of Section 702 of FISA.
In a repeat of a statement he made on October 13 of this year to the Heritage Foundation, Wray said, ‘There’s been no evidence of any kind of abuse of power under Section 702 despite the oversight … with the three branches of government and quite a few years of experience now.’
Now, FISA is presumed to be a way that our intelligence communities gather information electronically on those they claim are potential terrorists, but sometimes gather it on perfectly innocent people.
In my opinion, FISA flies in the face of the Fourth Amendment’s protections.
However, demonstrating that Wray’s claim is completely invalid, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson pointed out the following known abuse.
In 2011, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found some collection of internet data by the National Security Agency (NSA) to be illegal and unconstitutional, capturing tens of thousands of U. S. communications without a warrant. That would seem to be an abuse.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 16, 2017.