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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday the process used by the FBI to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will be investigated after allegations of abuses of power committed by the agency under the Obama administration. "Let me tell you, every FISA warrant based on facts ...

Nunes, R-Calif., wants FISC to turn over transcripts from hearings related to the FBI and Justice Department's application for and renewals of a warrant to conduct surveillance on a Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page. Goodlatte, R-Va., sent a similar request to FISC last month, and also reached out to the ...
In the wake of the House Intelligence Committee's release of a GOP-crafted memo alleging surveillance abuses by the Department of Justice, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, is defending the FBI for its conduct in seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against former Trump campaign ...

When asked if then-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told the Intel Committee behind closed doors that if not for the Steele dossier no FISA warrant would have been issued, he said that was taken "out of context" and that those were "not his exact words." He called the dossier "largely accurate."
The Justice Department hasn't publicly commented on the warrant request, but some officials and former officials have said that the dossier was not the basis for the warrant. If a part of Steele's dossier was presented to the FISA court judge, that portion would have been validated and approved by several ...
So-called FISA applications -- named after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- go before a special court for review and approval. The court proceedings and records are secret to protect the release of intelligence information including confidential sources. But legal experts say warrant applications ...
The Nunes memo says that the FBI abused the FISA surveillance law over its use of the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia as part of the case to obtain a FISA warrant for former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. It cites the role of Deputy Attorney General ...
Adam Schiff of California available as well. The Nunes memo says the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act over its use of the opposition research dossier on Donald Trump and Russia as part of the case to obtain a FISA warrant for former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page ...
The memo alleges that the FBI and Justice Department did not adequately explain to a judge that they were relying partly on research by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele when they sought to renew a warrant for surveillance of Page from the U.S. Foreign intelligence Court (FISA).
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), first passed in 2008, allows the U.S. government to collect data, like text messages and e-mails, on foreign intelligence targets outside the United States without obtaining a warrant. It also lets the government collect the communications of ...
The dossier that the memo alleges helped drive the decision to seek a FISA warrant on Page was compiled in 2016 by former British spy Christopher Steele, a trusted FBI partner in previous investigations, who had been commissioned by the private research firm Fusion GPS to investigate Trump's business ...
investigative reporter Sara Carter on the Obama-era FBI using FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. ... one senior law enforcement official, and another in the DOJ, and the dossier was absolutely used as part of the FBI's ability to gain a warrant to basically spy on members of the Trump campaign.
President Donald Trump's decision this week to blast out an early-morning tweet slamming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) sent lawmakers ... and specifically its Section 702, which allows the US government to track and collect the communications of foreigners overseas without a warrant.
Instead, the President's frustrations Thursday morning appeared to be aimed only at surveillance that was conducted on foreign intelligence sources -- likely using a FISA warrant -- that also swept up members of the Trump transition team. The identities of some of those Trump officials were unmasked by ...

Thursday on his syndicated radio program, Mark Levin reviews the facts about reports that the Steele Dossier was used by the Obama administration to gain approval for a FISA court warrant to surveil Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Circa News reporter Sara Carter reported this week that the ...
The President also seemed to ignore the fact that only Section 702 was up for a vote, not the entire Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. ... directive from the FISA court that allows for collection from a certain foreign intelligence asset for a certain period of time, which makes it broader than a warrant.
The President also seemed to ignore the fact that only Section 702 was up for a vote, not the entire Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. ... directive from the FISA court that allows for collection from a certain foreign intelligence asset for a certain period of time, which makes it broader than a warrant.
Before voting to extend the law, known as Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, the House rejected an amendment that would have imposed a series of new safeguards. That proposal included a requirement that officials obtain warrants in most cases before hunting for, and reading, emails and other ...
The infamous and unverified Russian dossier on President Donald Trump continues to make headlines, as FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly discussed it at a closed hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence last week. According to the Washington Times, ...
The memo purportedly proves that intelligence officials abused surveillance powers authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in ... 1 of the law, nicknamed "traditional FISA," law enforcement must go before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to receive a warrant to surveil an ...
Feinstein's retreat back to a hawkish posture on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) gave supporters of the status quo the vote ... The approach that passed the House last month and is now poised for final Senate approval this week includes a narrow new warrant requirement that ...
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which the Senate voted to renew with a few small tweaks this week, allows the U.S. to ... Some Republicans have claimed that the FBI inappropriately obtained a politically motivated FISA warrant to spy on Trump during the transition and on ...
Fox News host Sean Hannity said Thursday night on "Hannity" that the memo involves the text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress that prove that the dossier was the pretext for FISA warrants. Strzok was the agent who led the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server ...
Privacy hawks and civil libertarians in the House, which will vote Thursday on proposals to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, say renewing it without safeguards for Americans tramples on the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches. But federal authorities,.
NSA surveillance Bill Would Legalize Loophole That Lets FBI spy on Americans Without a Warrant ... The bill would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which serves as the basis for some of the NSA's largest surveillance programs, and keep it on the books through 2023.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a warrantless surveillance law, seeks to track and foil foreign terrorists. ... the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other US bodies to gather and/or search private communications without a warrant.
WASHINGTON -- FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to provide the first official confirmation Thursday that the FBI has applied for secret FISA warrants in the Russia investigation -- the type of warrants that can allow the bureau to spy on the email and telephone calls of specific individuals. Testifying ...
Rep. Jim Jordan Grills FBI director Wray About Peter Strzok: Did He Use Steele Dossier To Obtain FISA warrant? ... Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired by the Mueller investigation for sending "anti-Trump text messages," was involved with getting a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign.
As the New Year's deadline for reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) approaches, current and former ... Those who want the government to read the content of Americans' private communications without a warrant act as if the government has no other options.
... "Anti-Terror Law's Safeguards Against Incidental Collection of Domestic Data Are Sufficient," here and the third article, "Ample Safeguards of civil liberties Warrant FISA Section 702's Reauthorization By Congress," here. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expires at the end of ...
Both bills are attempts to reauthorize Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, a powerful surveillance authority that allows the NSA to target and collect ... of Americans' communications, the Nunes bill gives the government the option whether or not to seek a warrant before reading these communications.
... working with Ukrainian and Russia-linked entities apparently spurred the FBI to seek a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant to ...
The warrants required the company to disclose massive amounts of .... letters, FISA warrants, and other national security demands they receive, but only in ... for surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The ...
... the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act at the Heritage Foundation Oct. ... under a FISA court warrant, and so it has been warrant-collected, ...
Importantly, this backdoor search warrant requirement applies even if ... Section 702 of FISA, the Lee-Leahy bill deserves full consideration by ...
... of Americans under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In its current form, Section 702 of FISA permits the warrantless collection of ... Critics have complained that while the bill does introduce a warrant requirement, ...
... to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, ... to require intelligence officials to request a warrant from the FISA court ...
... 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments. ... without a warrant with the oversight of the secretive FISA court.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, ... Because the government would ordinarily need a warrant to obtain an ...
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act gives the director of national ... requiring a judicial warrant for any query involving US citizens.
"If the public reports are true, and there was a time when Paul Manafort was under a FISA warrant before coming to the Trump campaign, why ...
... about whether the "Steele dossier" was used as evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates during the 2016 campaign.
... bolster its case for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting early ... "In my long experience in dealing with FISA processing, ...
Agents from the DEA, FBI, U.S. Health and Human Services, the State Attorney General, conduct a FISA warrant search, at Primary Health and ...
Dianne Feinstein and Harris that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant proving probable cause from the FISA court to ...
REWIND: FBI Used Clinton Campaign's Steele Dossier to Get FISA ... court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor ... the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least ...
... in the dossier to bolster its case for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant ... "In my long experience in dealing with FISA processing, ...


 

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