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United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein at surveillance hearing
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updated Thu. December 2, 2021

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Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest ...
Republicans had an opportunity as recently as three months ago to rein in warrantless snooping under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. What did they do? They voted overwhelmingly to ... When confronted by then-Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) about it, Brennan used the same ...

As is done annually, the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts published on Wednesday a report on United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) activities in the last year. This report shows that there has been a noticeable uptick in outright denials of Foreign Intelligence ...
(CNN) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday she will oppose legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller if an amendment from Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is added to the bill. Feinstein told CNN she has three concerns ...
Dianne Feinstein, mentioning her support of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and trying minors as adults. In contrast, he said he was opposed to these measures and many other votes Sen. Feinstein has taken in her many years representing California.
During his half-century spent defending Americans' civil liberties, here's what has changed, according to lawyer Alan Dershowitz: "Now conservatives have become civil libertarians, and liberals have become strong supporters of law enforcement, the Justice Department and the FBI," the professor and ...

Dianne Feinstein expressed her concern with President Trump's leadership. Feinstein is particularly troubled by the president's inability to state his policies clearly: “A president's word always meant something. It didn't change the day after.” Thank you, Sen. Feinstein, for consistently speaking out for over ...
Dianne Feinstein has represented California in the US senate for 28 years, garnering the California Democratic Party endorsement every year despite her far-right positions on mass surveillance, military adventurism, and authoritarian rule (she's trumpeted these policies as evidence of her "independence").
... distraction to the Russia probe -- while taking pains to avoid publicly discussing the Nunes memo alleging wrongdoing by the Justice Department over how it obtained a surveillance warrant on a Trump adviser. .... Dianne Feinstein of California unilaterally releasing the transcript of a closed-door hearing.
Earlier this month, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a classified memo detailing claims that the FBI and Justice Department misled a clandestine spy court in an surveillance warrant application on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The memo, drafted by the staff of Intelligence ...
In November, while Donald Trump was on his first state visit to Beijing, Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democrat Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill that would ... When the potential for surveillance and violence is embedded in devices that we use every day, how can any government, let alone one as ...
They did so, he charges, by relying on the dossier in asking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a warrant to surveil one of Trump's onetime advisers, ... Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., joined the defense of Steele on Friday by objecting to the "criminal referral" that had been submitted against him by ...
Dianne Feinstein said Friday that Trump's decision not to release the Democratic memo is "hypocrisy at its worst. ... that accuses the FBI suppressing Democratic ties to an opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia used in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for former Trump campaign ...
Dianne Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and has read the classified information both memos are based on, tweeted ... Department of abusing their surveillance powers in obtaining a secret warrant to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., slammed the criminal referral of Christopher Steele by Sens. ... The unredacted referral does discuss the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court applications seeking permission for the government to spy on Page.
The memo purports to show FBI abuses connected to the secret surveillance of people involved with Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The push to declassify the document was national news last week, complete with a hashtag campaign, #ReleaseTheMemo. It was discussed by every major news ...

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, takes a reporter's question in Washington, D.C. (J. Scott Applewhite .... the FBI's investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion and granting a FISA surveillance warrant to monitor the communications of Carter Page, ...
Dianne Feinstein, who had previously proposed an amendment to restrict the FBI's surveillance authority — voted in support of the motion. They were joined by 41 Republicans and one independent, Angus King, giving the pro-surveillance bloc the supermajority needed to push the bill forward. Sens.
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who had ... 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 they needed to quell a growing movement in the Senate for more privacy protections. She was one of 18 ...
(CNN) Minutes after House Republicans led the way in voting to reauthorize a controversial government spying program, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul pledged to oppose the bill in the Senate. Fifteen minutes later, Democrat Ron Wyden, one of Paul's most liberal colleagues, promised to do the same.
And keep an eye on this, via the Wall Street Journal: “A bipartisan pair of senators vowed Wednesday to mount a filibuster of any long-term extension of a key surveillance law, complicating the efforts of congressional leaders to keep one of the most important spying tools in the government's arsenal from ...
Congress also must renew, repeal or amend a law that allows warrantless surveillance of U.S. residents and expires Dec. 31. ... Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both Democrats, voted against the funding bill, which passed 66-32 in the Senate with significant help from moderate Democrats. Feinstein ...
Devin Nunes, from the 22nd Congressional district of California, introduced a new surveillance bill in the House to match a similar bill from Sen. Richard Burr, the co-author (along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein) of a previous anti-encryption bill. Nunes' bill expanded the definition of a “foreign target” to allow ...
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said she will not support the stop gap spending bill to prevent a partial government shutdown. Sen. Feinstein will only support the bill if it will include a permanent solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and funding for the Children's Health ...
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), whose steadfast advocacy for the surveillance program had long put her at odds with Democratic activists back home, is among those shifting course. As a high-ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, the issue is prominent on Feinstein's plate as she faces a primary ...
The guilty plea of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reminds dramatically how the saga of Russian involvement in American politics is as sprawling and at times impenetrable as the Russian Federation itself. Big players such as The New York Times and The Washington Post have led the way, ...
The bill includes a few surveillance reforms, including a requirement that FBI agents must obtain a warrant to access Section 702-collected content in criminal investigations. Other California elected officials have taken a stand for limiting the NSA's spying powers. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D) and Kamala ...
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., whose steadfast advocacy for the surveillance program had long put her at odds with Democratic activists back home, is among those shifting course. As a high-ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, the issue is prominent on Feinstein's plate as she faces a primary battle.
A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant was issued to allow the FBI to conduct surveillance on candidate Donald Trump and his campaign associates. The dossier ... McCullough said he had a confrontation with Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's office just six weeks before the election.
Congress will return from its weeklong Thanksgiving break facing a rapidly-shrinking timeline to reform and renew an authority the intelligence community says is critical to identifying and disrupting terrorist plots. The key piece of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as Section 702 and passed ...
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act will expire on December 31, 2017. This legislation would reauthorize Section 702 ... The Senate legislation also contains a provision based on an amendment that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced in the Senate ...
Although Americans aren't “targeted” by electronic surveillance under Section ... Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris tried to attach just such a ...
Two key Democrats doubt the House and Senate will vote on a bipartisan bill to reform U.S. surveillance laws before they expire at the end of the year. Instead, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) worries that GOP leaders and the Trump administration will include extending the current Foreign Intelligence ...
Dianne Feinstein, we see long, expensive surveillance and vice stings by Homeland Security and the FBI on Asian massage parlors, the home ...
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments ... federal agencies to surveil communications for foreign targets for anti-terror, ... Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both California Democrats) to ...
Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and Sen. ... are supporting some new limitations on surveillance, including the requirement of a warrant.
It would ensure the government's use of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act meets privacy and due process ... step forward in reining in post-9/11 surveillance overreach. ... Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ...
... for Trump DHS pick | House panel advances surveillance reform bill ... Dianne Feinstein · Dianne Emiel FeinsteinSenators push mandatory ...
As Congress mulls surveillance reforms, here are the good, bad, and ... like former committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, are pushing the ...
Although Americans aren't “targeted” by electronic surveillance under Section ... Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris tried to attach just such a ...
Sen. Feinstein Supports "Backdoor" Warrants, So Why Don't Reps. ... multiple bills to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, ... Dianne Feinstein (D) and Kamala Harris (D) made waves by introducing ...
With old congressional allies like Dianne Feinstein newly skeptical of the ... The result is a clear path for using NSA surveillance to prosecute ...
... the overseas internet surveillance program known as FISA Section 702 through ... Dianne Feinstein and Harris that would have required law ...
That's not a case you can prosecute against Sen. Feinstein. ... in Iraq,” “has supported the expansion of the Patriot Act and mass surveillance on ...
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday voted to advance a proposal to reform the National Security Agency's (NSA) warrantless ...
Mr. Nunes, they say, is also participating in an investigation into the revealing of Trump associates caught up in American surveillance by ...
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, allows the government to ... Dianne Feinstein, are backing this approach.
A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant was obtained against former Trump campaign ... Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ...
Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and Susan Collins, R-Maine. We know how complicated the issue of regulatory reform is, but we believe these ...


 

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