President Trump Signs 2018 FISA Authorization With Changes…

President Trump announced that he has reauthorized FISA-702 with changes in the law provided by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.  President Trump notes: “This is not the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election”.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes today issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act:

“This bill reauthorizes a crucial anti-terrorism tool—with increased privacy protections—that helps track foreign terrorists and thwart attacks on Americans. Additionally, the President had already ordered a fix to problems in unmasking procedures, which should give Americans confidence that the Intelligence Community will use this authority to defend Americans’ safety and security while fully respecting their privacy rights.”  (LINK)

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Dept Of Justice, FBI, NSA, President Trump, Spying, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

98 Responses to President Trump Signs 2018 FISA Authorization With Changes…

  1. Red Frog says:

    Ha! I love it. Trump is setting up the media with that tweet. I can hear their brains clanking now: “What FISA laws is he talking about”?

    Liked by 20 people

  2. bulwarker says:

    “…which should give Americans confidence that the Intelligence Community…”
    Nope, you lost that. There were safeguards in place and the IC ignored them, the FISA court turned a blind eye. You want “confidence” restored? Throw the book at every IC operative and judge that abused the system. Actions speak louder than words.

    Liked by 27 people

    • Fishelsea says:

      Elected progressives criminally conspired to block oversight. It is a great tool

      Liked by 6 people

      • Fishelsea says:

        That was ABUSED by the Obama Dept. of Just us

        Liked by 6 people

        • repsort says:

          and these “increased privacy protections” will be abused in the future too.

          Liked by 2 people

          • NC PATRIOT says:

            The difference is this. Safeguards to individual privacy are now in the LAW instead of just being arbitrary guidelines by the intelligence communities—that can be more easily violated. In other words another branch of government (congress) has been given required oversight to unmasking. It gives the citizen another layer of protection against abuse, instead of relying only on an honest and lawful executive.

            Liked by 1 person

            • repsort says:

              We live in a lawless nation. I need to see a restoration of the rule of law/equal treatment under the law, enforcement of the law before I’ll take any comfort in more laws being passed giving me “safeguards”.

              Liked by 2 people

              • Lindenlee says:

                Well said. We have many laws that are on the books, that could be more rigorously enforced. I don’t get it when people think that passing “another law” qill work with those who are lawless.

                The Bible says that the law is for the lawbreaker , not for the righteous.

                Liked by 1 person

    • sandab00 says:

      Second that. Once trust is violated this badly, it ain’t comin back in my lifetime. Forever suspicious of the “IC” from here on out.

      Liked by 7 people

    • A.D. Everard says:

      Spot on, Bulwarker. That has to be done. People HAVE to be held accountable.

      Liked by 4 people

    • mike says:

      If a government power exists, it will be abused. This should be count only as a downpayment on rolling back the American police state.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Michael says:

        If a government power exists, it will be abused.
        Concur!
        Gun owners as a group have demonstrated they do not abuse.
        Gvt abuses us daily.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Fishelsea says:

          local, state and federal government have all the power. We just get a vote. And a good lawyer if you can find one.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Carrie2 says:

          Michael, we the People are the Government but have allowed our elected/hired employees to run things without OUR oversight. This is why we must Drain the Congress Swamp asap and take back the reins of being the government. Reread the Constitution where it is clear what our job is.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Michael says:

            I have not voted for ANYONE doing these things yet there they are.
            How have I allowed feds gone wild?
            What shall I do other than continue as I have from June 16, 2015?

            I occasionally get flak here for asking questions but I worked for VSGDJT in the Ohio primaries where we lost, and again in the general where we won. Heck I even LEGALLY voted multiple times. (drove shut ins to the pols)
            I also put my money where my mouth is early on.
            How many here can say all that?

            I full acknowledge VSGDJT is a LOT smarter and effective than I.
            However I will continue to ask questions until/unless he demonstrates his ability to walk on water.

            Liked by 1 person

    • They need an Inspector General Just to oversee that and he should be held to the fire .

      Liked by 2 people

    • NC Nana says:

      Dear God, please see Bulwarker’s words “Throw the book at every IC operative and judge”.

      We pray it is so. We pray too that You will see the President through this time of turmoil and treachery. In Jesus most precious name. Amen.

      Liked by 4 people

    • repsort says:

      “which should give Americans confidence that the Intelligence Community will use this authority to defend Americans’ safety and security while fully respecting their privacy rights.”

      I laughed.

      Liked by 2 people

    • NvMtnOldMan says:

      Bul—-and dem congress scum looked the other way. They all knew what was happening , but didn’t care as long as they hung onto their own power and money. Totally disgusting!!!!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Apollo says:

      Exactly. Laws are good, but need consequences to be effective.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Newt Love says:

      Nunez made some changes, so that this FISA 702 is not the same as was present for Obama.
      The way legislation goes is that bills are drafted and delivered to the POTUS. He signs it, but it is his Executive Order that stipulates how the Law will be implemented.
      Remember Trump’s “angel” Adm Rogers as head of NSA directed his office of FISA Compliance to audit what had happened under 702 (16) and (17). Adm Rogers ordered the cessation of 702 (17) “About” queries.
      Adm Rogers went to President Elect Trump and told him that his servers and VOIP at Trump Tower were being collected and unmasked. Trump moved his Transition Team to another Trump location (in NJ) where the traitors in the FBI and DoJ did not have collection in place.

      I have a feeling that President Trump (1 year into his 1st term) remembers all of this, and wrote his Executive Order to exclude 702 (17) searches, if they are even in the Nunez modified FISA law that was reauthorized.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carrie2 says:

        Newt, Trump made it clear that illegal searches are no more. I think we will very soon see the cleansing of both the FBI and CIA, and I dearly hope that includes Mueller and Rogenstein as well.

        Like

        • dman1971 says:

          Agreed it is now illegal as hell for any agency to spy on Americans without a warrant thanks to President Trump re-instating EO12333 intel oversight and applying it to everyone.

          Like

    • dman1971 says:

      Not true. Obama recinded EO 12333 and that EO never applied to the CIA/NSA/FBI/DOJ it only applied to the 14 intel agencies under the DOD and Obama approved the illegal spying. President Trump 2 days ago re-instated EO12333 and has applied it to every gov’t agaency across the board now there will be absolutely no intel spying on Americans unless they get a warrant PERIOD!! It is a masterstroke and a first.

      Like

    • AsksTooManyQuestions says:

      I agree, bulwarker.

      I wish they would have taken this opportunity to spell out why/how this is not the same FISA bill – a perfect opening to explaining who abused it and how PDJT was not nuts when he said he was wiretapped.

      They may not be able to go into great detail about who abused it and how, for various reasons, but I think this is too vague and doesn’t really either give them the credit they deserve for the fix or – more importantly – provide any substance to the assertion that it’s now fixed.

      If I wasn’t reading CTH, I’d be thinking, “Sure they fixed it. That’s what they always say.”

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m wondering if that tweet isn’t going to be followed by a “Friday Night Dump” of documentation from some governmental agency, whereby information contained with that ‘dump”, coincides with President Trump’s tweet?

    Wouldn’t that just be D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S?

    Liked by 11 people

  4. David says:

    Very disappointing he signed it. This is a win for the Deep State. Six more years of violations of the Fourth Amendment.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Risasi says:

      Did you even read his tweet?!

      Liked by 4 people

      • David says:

        No, I read over the law summary. This has nothing to do with safety, it has everything to do with the Deep State keeping its power to store our calls, emails and social media posts to use against us should they choose to do so.

        Liked by 4 people

        • rf121 says:

          Why are you posting here then? You know they are tracking you.

          Liked by 2 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          At some point you have to trust our President and Rep. Devin Nunes! Both Nunes and Admiral Rogers have put safeguards that protect our country and its citizens!

          From DaveNYviii thread above:

          17) S.139 sat at the House desk since May 16th, 2017. What Nunes discovered in his investigation led him to generate significant legislation to systemically correct the rampant abuses by the Obama DOJ/FBI.

          18) The Nunes Amendment suspends “abouts collections” creating maximum leverage over the DOJ/FBI. To get this ability back, the DOJ/FBI will have to go through the FISA court, Judiciary committees, and Intelligence committees.
          intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/…

          From Thomas Wictor’s thread above:

          (7) So Rogers set up U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to be the tenth unified combatant command.

          It’s going to split with the NSA.

          (15) Under Obama, USCYBERCOM went from mostly defensive to very offensive as well.

          Rogers caught the illegal spying on Trump. My guess is he found some irregularities with USCYBERCOM too.

          That’s why he stayed on for an extra year. To clean things up.

          Liked by 7 people

        • dman1971 says:

          Now go read President Trumps EO12333 he signed 2 days ago.

          Like

    • Ziiggii says:

      concern duly noted!

      Liked by 6 people

      • kiskiminetas says:

        And it has been put in the “I’m worried bin”.

        Liked by 5 people

        • Ziiggii says:

          file 13

          Liked by 3 people

        • David says:

          Good, it would have been disappointing if it had been put in the “Nobody cares” bin.

          Like

          • Charlotte says:

            I think he had to do it. For 2 reasons:
            1. TERRORISM and all the ISIS and Muslime sleeper agents already in the US. Monitoring their communications is VITAL.
            2. The sore loser Dem Scum might try something against Pres Trump and he needs to be on top of that. I think that FISA and NSA will concentrate on those names–the ones who aren’t going to be nailed by the FISA memo plotting revelations.. In case they plot something. They are inborn plotters. Remember why they started the KKK?

            AND REMEMBER WHAT ANDREW BREITBART SAID; “THEY PLOTTED AND THEY PLOTTED..
            We never found out exactly what he discovered.

            Liked by 5 people

            • PaulM says:

              I really don’t believe terrorists phone or email each other saying “Hey, on the 14th were going to blow up the Possum Festival with the stuff we’ve got hidden in the basement of mohammeds house”. If they know that you’re monitoring those forms of communication, they won’t use them because there are many other ways. For instance, you could send a postcard from a hotel lobby saying ” This is the fourth day of our trip and Larry and Bob are taking off for Reno to see if they can give back the $2250 that they won last July.” If the recipient can decode it and no one else can, they don’t need no stinking email. No return address, not stored on a server. Yep, the post office photgraphs every piece of mail but with a bogus return address and a blind mail drop, what good is it. I think any real terrorist would be smarter than clinton and weiner about this.

              Like

              • Sayit2016 says:

                Then you don’t understand how tracking ” chatter” actually works.

                Liked by 1 person

                • PaulM says:

                  Or perhaps you don’t know how postcards work. They came before everyone became addicted to cell phones and all the data mining apps that come with them.
                  There is no “chatter” in snail mail. With no indentifiable sender, recipient or data, it’s secure. Maybe you’re thinking of the email “cards” where you send a picture of a dancing bunny to a friend so then they can gather both your email address’

                  Liked by 1 person

                • Sayit2016 says:

                  You want to be snide…and act like I do not know what a postcared is ? Really ?
                  hmmmm I am talking about surveillance, email, twitter, text and any kind of electronic communication.

                  I am a privacy freak and it ticks me off that anything I do on line is tracked. I NEVER gave authorization for that. that. One of our companies is Data Storage for Corporations so I am well versed in electronic communications. I was specifically referring to intelligence data and how it was SUPPOSED to be used and that was to track TERRORISTS. Not Americans.

                  Liked by 2 people

          • Michael says:

            I think your consternation is most reasonable.
            That much power is a powerful temptation.
            Absolute power and all.

            Liked by 1 person

    • Newt Love says:

      FISA 702 is chiefly concerned with collecting communications to/from non-US Persons who are located outside the US. Once inside the US, non-US Persons are granted the protections of the US Constitution including the 4th Amendment.

      We need FISA to try and catch terrorist planning before it happens as a bloody event!

      But what if an actual non-US Person terrorist is inside the US? Law Enforcement still needs to collect on him. They can get a “FISA warrant.”

      The 702 stuff comes into being when a US Person, like LTG Michael Flynn, has a phone conversation with the Russian Ambassador. LTG Flynn is collected as an incidental part of this process. The 702 protections of US Person’s 4th Amendment Rights requires (at collection) the masking of LTG Flynn’s identity. Michael Flynn’s name is replaced with “US Person 1” or similar.

      With a special FISA dispensation, someone like Ambassador Powers can order the unmasking of “US Person 1” and Michael Flynn’s name is returned to the captured transcript.

      All it takes is some deep stater, Comey? Strzok? Other? to leak the transcript to the Amazon WaPo, and you have sensational headlines!

      That is why I believe that POTUS Trump wrote his Executive Order to implement the new Nunez altered FISA laws to not include “About” queries and other things to curtail the use of FISA to snoop on US Persons, especially ones in the opposition party.

      Liked by 1 person

      • David says:

        The problem is, the next president can rescind Trump’s EO. Maybe this will work out for the best, but the Deep State is in a good position if Trump doesn’t win re-election, which is, of course, one of their backup plans after the impeachment and 25th amendment plans fail.

        Like

  5. F D says:

    Thank you, President Trump, for putting the country and the American people first.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. BobBoxBody says:

    I’d rather it be gone, but I trust Trump and the people he has on this.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      He could always work on getting rid of it after using it just a little bit for his defense until crooked cop Mueller is in his rearview mirror.

      Like

      • Newt Love says:

        Haven’t you been reading Sundance’s blogging?
        The 12M docs and texts that the IG delivered to Nunez, and Nunez’ staff’s 4 page summary with citations to the IG materials, will be the wooden stake to the heart of Comey, Mueller, “Andy,” Yates, Lynch, Strzok, Page, et cetera!

        The Big Ugly will be beautiful to behold!

        Like

    • Minnie says:

      Precisely!

      Trust in Mr. President, he knows exactly what he’s doing and what he’s up against.

      Our support will not waiver.

      Liked by 3 people

  7. It is very hard to have faith the system is fixed without even knowing how it was abused/exploited in the first place. Release the memo. Show how the holes have been closed. Show the penalties for abusing the system.

    “You can trust me. I’m not like the others”

    Liked by 2 people

  8. litlbit2 says:

    Question? Since it is pretty much exposed there have been a few unprofessional uses of the process, FISA.Such as a homeland crime against the American folks by USA government officials etc as well as being paid for with public funds. Times up.

    How about asking for a warrant to review all government correspondence dating back to the latest dates in the MEMO? If other matters of questions appear, extend dates and subjects?

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Michael says:

    Sigh. It would have been much better just to veto it. If Congress cares enough they could override it. The 4th Amendment is stepped on nearly as much as the 2nd Amendment. It’s unfortunate.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. tunis says:

    Does anyone know what these NEW “safeguards” are in the FISA Reauthorization that POTUS Trump just signed into law?

    Like

  11. budmc says:

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    FISA abuse you say?

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Mezzz says:

    Reauthorized FISA-702 amongst the massive hype and speculation about theoretically bringing down all the bad guys being right around the corner.

    Reauthorization will barely register in the public consciousness. Notice the # of comments this article ultimately gets vs other articles.

    Like

  14. Charlotte says:

    As I mentioned above, the Dems are plotters. Perez and Ellison are fighting. So guess what?
    Dirty Barry is back.
    You can be 100% sure he is going to plot.

    Obama Planning Political Return, Will Campaign and Fundraise for Dems in 2018: Report

    https://truepundit.com/obama-planning-political-return-will-campaign-fundraise-dems-2018-report/

    Like

  15. Charlotte says:

    Media NOW coming out with this as News? We BROKE in SEPT 2017 — EXCLUSIVE: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA Front to Spy on Campaign

    https://truepundit.com/exclusive-six-u-s-agencies-conspired-to-illegally-wiretap-trump-british-intel-used-as-front-to-spy-on-campaign-for-nsa/

    Like

  16. Charlotte says:

    Al-Qaeda Bomb Instructions are a Free Download at Barnes & Noble

    https://truepundit.com/al-qaeda-bomb-instructions-free-download-barnes-noble/

    Like

  17. Charlotte says:

    Thomas Paine @Thomas1774Paine

    I worked under #RobertMueller
    He is no White Knight.
    Buy more guns, have a valid passport. #SpecialProsecutor
    1:52 PM – May 18, 2017

    https://truepundit.com/the-four-tweets-within-hours-of-muellers-appointment-that-foretold-the-deep-states-special-counsel-plot-against-trump/

    Liked by 1 person

  18. I’m opposed to FISA in any form. But will respect POTUS’s decisions even though I wish he would have vetoed it. I have a libertarian streak in me,

    Liked by 1 person

  19. John Post says:

    I would suggest an AUTOMATIC death penaltyfor ANY caught abusing it!

    Like

  20. For 21 yrs I served my country with a fierce belief in the constitution and that, at least the majority, our representatives held the same beliefs. The NDAA, with the arrest, detaining without council indefinitely of our citizens discouraged my patriotism. This ongoing coup, now has me convinced I was wasting my efforts.

    Like

  21. jersey says:

    NDAA authorizes No Knock warrants, and Statue Forfiture, which authorizes confiscation of monies on the basis of suspicion. These are just are JUST TWO of the many parts of this legislation that Absolutely DESTROYED our BILL of RIGHTS PROTECTION against OVER POWERING GOVERNMENT. The advancement of the Deep Swamp interests has been relentless. Ever since 911, which was the basis on which all this Constitutional Destruction was able to Bloom and Flourish. For anyone willing to take the time the Entire Landscape becomes Clearer with time. I would Advise anyone interested in repairing what the Deep State has Destroyed to stand fully behind President Trump as he STRUGGLES to incrementally “Right America’s Ship of State”

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s