Short Term Stupid – Bill Barr Wants Clean FISA Reauthorization Because He Will Not Abuse It…

This is likely the most insufferably short-sighted political position in decades.  Faced with years of evidence showing worsening abuses by government officials using the FISA court, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says a clean reauthorization bill is the best option because his DOJ and FBI will not abuse it.

Note the import of AG Barr’s position.  He is not saying the system *cannot* be abused; and he is not saying that reform isn’t needed to prevent systemic abuse; only that he can give assurances under his tenure FISA data collection and exploitation will *not* be abused.   What happens when an administration changes?…. ::::crickets chirping::::

In November of 2019 buried deep in the congressional budget Continuing Resolution (CR) was a short-term extension to reauthorize the FISA “business records provision”, the “roving wiretap” provision, the “lone wolf” provision, and the more controversial bulk metadata provisions [Call Detail Records (CDR)], all parts of the Patriot Act.  As a result of the FISA CR inclusion the terminal deadline was pushed to March 15, 2020:

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr told Senate Republicans on Tuesday that the Trump administration could support a clean extension of contentious surveillance laws set to expire next month. And Barr said he could make changes on his own to satisfy President Donald Trump and his allies who have railed against the use of the law to monitor his 2016 campaign, according to senators at a party briefing.

But Barr also clashed with GOP critics of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which has three key provisions set to lapse on March 15.

[…] Republicans emerged from the lunch meeting mostly supportive of a clean extension of the law to avoid a gap; doing so is a top priority of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“The attorney general just wanted to underscore again the importance of these provisions that were enacted in the wake of the 9/11 attack. They’re still relevant to our effort to go after terrorists today like they were after 9/11,” McConnell told reporters.

But Barr also sparred with skeptics, primarily libertarian-leaning Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, according to two people familiar with the meeting. Barr told Lee his criticisms of surveillance law are dangerous, while Paul said Americans shouldn’t be subject to secret FISA courts, one of the people said.

[…] Senate Republicans prefer kicking a broad FISA debate to as late as 2022, when other pieces of the law expire. In the interim, Barr would make administrative changes to address complaints from conservatives that surveillance authorities were abused during Trump’s campaign — something the president continues to seethe over.

“You’ve got three provisions to deal with. I think it’d be smart to keep them in place. It would give us some time to work on FISA writ large, we’ve got three years,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is preparing hearings on FISA.

[…] “A lot will happen between now and March 15. We may do a placeholder and take it past March 15. We’ve got to get this right,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). “Anybody who reads the Horowitz report on misfire hurricane will understand what I’m talking about.” (read more)

Prior to the December 9, 2019, inspector general report on FISA abuse, FISA Court judges Rosemary Collyer (declassified 2017) and James Boasberg (declassified 2019) both identified issues with the NSA bulk database collection program being exploited for unauthorized reasons. For the past several years no corrective action taken by the intelligence community has improved the abuses outlined by the FISA court.

The sketchy programs, and abuse therein, has public attention yet congressional representatives are not responding to the findings.

Worse still, there is a confluence of current events pointing toward a likelihood congress and the intelligence apparatus writ large want to reauthorize the FISA surveillance and collection authorities without further sunlight and without public input.

Keep in mind the deadline for the DOJ to respond to the FISA court about the abusive intelligence practices identified in the Horowitz report was February 5th, more than two weeks ago. The responses from the DOJ and FBI have not been made public.

FISA Court Order – FISA Court Notice of Extension.

It appears the DOJ is trying to get the FISA reauthorization passed before the FISC declassifies the corrective action outlined from the prior court order. This response would also include information about the “sequestering” of evidence gathered as a result of the now admitted fraudulent and misrepresented information within the FISA applications.

The FISA “business records provision”, the “roving wiretap” provision, the “lone wolf” provision, and the more controversial bulk metadata provisions [Call Detail Records (CDR)], again all parts of the Patriot Act, must not be reauthorized without a full public vetting of the abuses that have taken place for the past several years.

At a minimum the pending DOJ/FBI response to the FISA court needs to be made public prior to any reauthorization by congress.  And to better understand the scale of the issue, the consequences when the system is abused, the upstream sequester material needs to be made public.

Let the American public see what investigative evidence was unlawfully gathered, and let us see who and what was exposed by the fraudulently obtained FISA warrants. At a minimum congress and the American people need to understand the scale of what can happen when the system is wrong – BEFORE that exact same system is reauthorized.

Additionally with all of the information now known to exist, should congress proceed with a reauthorization without any sunlight on the abuse, the White House should counter and demand the intelligence community declassify both the Collyer report from 2017 and the Boasberg report from 2019.

Declassification of existing records would reveal the November 2015 through April 2016 FISA-702 search query abuse as outlined in the April 2017 court opinion written by FISC Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer.  Who exactly are these private sector FBI contractors behind the 85% fraudulent search queries?  This was a weaponized surveillance and domestic political spying operation. [The trail was laid down in specific detail by Judge Collyer – SEE HERE]

The U.S. constitution’s fourth amendment is being violated by the continued abuse of bulk metadata collection, particularly when private contractors and government officials illegally access the system.  The 2016 FISA review (party declassified in 2017) and the 2018 FISA review (party declassified in 2019) both show ongoing and systematic wrongdoing despite all prior corrective action and promises.

This needs to be stopped.

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436 Responses to Short Term Stupid – Bill Barr Wants Clean FISA Reauthorization Because He Will Not Abuse It…

  1. This is the death of the Republican Party IMO. I switched to Libertarian a long time ago because of this mentality. You cannot count on my vote for nonsense.

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  2. Ray says:

    I had hoped Barr wasn’t totally for the complete coverup and would nail a few of the corrupt people.But he was just another mole.

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    • Masterman says:

      Barr is just a Sessions who barks loud but never bites.

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      • jeff montanye says:

        one does get the impression he is more in favor of those who did crossfire hurricane than his boss the president.

        perhaps it will take a second term for the latter and a replacement for barr. and a second 9-11 investigation to put these resultant laws in perspective.

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        • diogenes says:

          I’ve been saying for months that Barr was just another bagman for the traitors in Washington. I’m just shocked he came out and de facto admitted it like this.

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          • abel says:

            yup.
            lots of silent trusty plan folks today. i’ll say it again, “trump must exact some form of justice with this scum or his second term is toast, as are we.”

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        • YeahYouRight says:

          Hello?! The President should not sign it until they fix it!

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          • coltlending says:

            Frankly, if POTUS actually is committed to such a thing never happening again, he will not sign it.

            Look, it’s not a certainty POTUS will be re-elected.
            God forbid that doesn’t happen.

            However, if Sanders or any other democrat candidate is elected FISA in it’s original form is likely to stand.

            “ “You’ve got three provisions to deal with. I think it’d be smart to keep them in place. It would give us some time to work on FISA writ large, we’ve got three years,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is preparing hearings on FISA.”

            Three years in DC time is like three months.

            “ […] “A lot will happen between now and March 15. We may do a placeholder and take it past March 15. We’ve got to get this right,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). “Anybody who reads the Horowitz report on misfire hurricane will understand what I’m talking about.” (read more)”

            The way you get it right is stop kicking the cab down the road and hoping the American people’s resolve to not lose their constitutional rights will evaporate with lots of help from the media and NEA.

            What a major 🖕 this is to Americans who love our constitutional Republic.

            Barr, Trust us?

            We did Trust the government.

            And the government lied to us in the most damaging way.

            This is disgusting, unconstitutional and un-American.

            These people are a bigger threat than militant Islam, China, Russia or North Korea.

            It’s becoming pretty obvious the “Investigation/s” will never reveal what was “sequestered” and who the “contractors” were that were behind the search queries, 85% of which were fraudulent.

            If they did that it would be more evidence of the systemic corruption.

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            • coltlending says:

              ‘Need to add…

              “Three years in DC time is like three months.”

              Unless of course you’re not in the Uniparty and the Uniparty is set on jamming you up.

              In that case, DC time shifts in to BLY time.

              Buzz Light Year time where three years is like 3 days; You’re jammed up ( or commit suicide) post haste.

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          • John Ostrowski says:

            Ditto double and then some.

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        • Jederman says:

          Indeed. If bondo would have prosecuted those who are already busted by the IG for FISA related abuses, he would have more credibility. Letting them skate but saying, after a “clean” renewal everything will be different is a deal for chumps or DS’rs.

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      • boomerbeth says:

        Hardly.
        He’s a VERY DANGEROUS MADEMAN.

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    • Issy says:

      I am rapidly losing hope he is going to do anything to stop the systemic corruption in the doj. The fisc is a disaster. No one can ever assure us that it won’t be abused again, as it is a system based on honesty. We have seen there are too many dishonest people making these decisions, and there is no accountability.

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      • jeff montanye says:

        true. i don’t think this is short-sighted political stupidity, barr thinking the law is ok because he won’t abuse it. far from it: he knows it will be abused and he is ok with that.

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    • boomerbeth says:

      aka “ROBERT JOHNSON”, King Mole, descendant and emissary of CIA Director Bill Casey in the Mena Arkansas operation, which commenced the ill-gotten wealth acquisition of the Kkklintiom Krime Kartel

      August 1993, Independent Counsel, Lawrence E. Walsh:
      “There is evidence that Casey played a role as a Cabinet-level advocate both in setting up the covert network to resupply the contras during the Boland funding cut-off, and in promoting the secret arms sales to Iran in 1985 and 1986. [secretly traded arms to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and secretly diverted some of the resulting income to aid the rebel Contras in Nicaragua, in violation of U.S. law.]….

      “Casey tried to insulate himself and the CIA from any illegal activities relating to the two secret operations,…there is evidence that he was involved in at least some of those activities and may have attempted to keep them concealed from Congress.

      Casey was called to testify before Congress about his knowledge of the affair. On 15 December, 1986, one day before Casey was scheduled to testify before Congress, Casey suffered two seizures and was hospitalized. Three days later, Casey underwent surgery for a previously undiagnosed brain tumor.

      Conveniently, Casey died in hospital less than 24 hours after former colleague Richard Secord testified that Casey supported the illegal aiding of the Contras.

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  3. LafnH20 says:

    bondo barr couldn’t manage to keep Epstein alive.
    In a “FRIGGIN Federal PRISON” of ALL places.
    ALL HE HAD TO DO was “Insure” there were eyeballs on the guy 24/7.
    One moving part.
    That’s it!!
    FAIL!!

    FISA???
    Incalculable moving parts…
    🤔
    PUH-LEEEZ.

    No person can guarantee the actions of any other. (bondo barr included)

    WRT – FISA…
    🤔
    ESPECIALLY SO!!

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  4. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Trust our President……now he is cleaning it up……..

    Barr is just trying to take his turn……take over….they have been trying to get our President for Obstruction with Mueller, Impeachment, etc…all failed…

    I.E. Pelosi ruined her 35 year career in 5 seconds….she ripped up the SOTU speech……

    All of Congress and the Deep State is against him……he is surrounded….but…..I am reminded of Col. Chesty Puller…USMC when surrounded by 15 Chinese Divisions at the Frozen Chosen;

    Chesty Stated…

    “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”

    Trust our President…..He will clean house…

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  5. Rj says:

    Why was this meeting with just republicans ?

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  6. florida91 says:

    Barr is dirty Deep State and every bit as corrupt as those he should be prosecuting for treason. I never liked the fat toad because he should have moved ON DAY ONE to begin cleaning house and kicking treasonous, left-over Obama buddies OUT! The man is clearly every much the leftist mole that Sessions, McConnell and Gay-Rahm are and needs to be fired and replaced STAT! I am completely disgusted by this disappointing, evil mole in our midst.

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  7. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr says a clean reauthorization bill is the best option because his DOJ and FBI will not abuse it.”

    Mr. Barr cannot even get his department to expedite lawful freedom of information requests.

    IMO he can go pound sand. His “word” means nothing to me, because he has not proven to me that he is trustworthy. Example one is his track record with prosecuting crimes that have been outlined here and other places (such as Sean Hannity’s FNC show and Mark Levin’s radio program) for the past two to three years.

    I am not going to be fooled by another denizen of the swamp.

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  8. noswamp says:

    Let’s just go with what this Patriot suggests: https://twitter.com/i/status/1232440167295700992

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  9. noswamp says:

    Sorry, that was how China is handling the corona virus. My apologies. This is the Patriot I was referring to. We should follow his lead. Perfect interview.

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  10. RAC says:

    Rather than pleading with the lawmakers and offering nought but a promise of future good behavior, all Mr. Barr needed to do was prosecute those who abused FISA in the past.
    Every single coupist, on every single possible charge, make it an obvious vendetta, an example to any others who would choose that path.
    It’s simple, why didn’t he think of that.

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  11. Alison Wilson says:

    Call me optimistic, but I see this as a good thing. Barr is saying “Trust me” and the Dems are screaming “We don’t trust you!” Why? Because they know how the FISA system can be used to illegally spy on the opposition. And for the first time in many years, they find themselves in the opposition. Remember, for decades the one thing that they could count on was that the Republicans would play by the rules, forgive a lot of sins, and never punch back. Until Trump. He plays by the rules, does not forgive the Dems their sins, and punches back hard.

    I think the Dems are counting on the Republicans to push for a major restraint on the court, which will protect the Dems. If Barr pushes for a clean bill then there is no such protection in place. This will cause all the guilty Dems to scream for FISA restraint which will cause a few (sadly only a few) in the MSM to ask “why? What’s wrong with how it is now?” This should open some thinking brains to connect the dots and see how the system was abused by Obama.

    Now that we have the ball, why do you want to change the rules?

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    • Julian says:

      What?

      In Trump’s first term the Democrats were in Opposition.

      That was less than 2 years ago!

      They now have a House Majority in case you haven’t noticed!

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      • Alison Wilson says:

        what I meant is that the Dems now find themselves exposed. Their plans are failing. They no longer have the majority of the people in the US on their side. That is what makes them the opposition.

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    • abel says:

      i’ll just call you wrong Allison. barr is corrupt.
      he will
      support corruption as he’s consistently done. he needs to be removed and/or have someone who is interested in justice just start performing as acting AG with authority to over rule barr on anything. if they say no president steps in and fires the roadblocks.
      barr is a fraud.

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      • Alison Wilson says:

        I can see why you would feel that way about my position. I thank you for taking the time to respond.
        However, Barr is trying to appear independent so that when the hammer drops, the screams that he is in the President’s pocket will ring hollow.
        If you were to replace Barr, who would you chose? You would need to find someone who doesn’t care about what others think about your actions and I can’t think of anyone who can do that except Barr.
        Remember that anyone put up for that job need to be confirmed. Anyone who looks even remotely like a Republican will never get through.

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  12. zekness says:

    I agree with Jim Jordan on this issue and he has my full patriot support…financially, spiritually, and in the legal.

    having said that, I was a little put off with his quick choice of words about Barr. I’m not going to repeat them, because it makes me uncomfortable to even contemplate that Jim Jordan was being sincere. I’ll just assume this was a political nuance to give the AG a feel good from Jordan to keep future engagements polite and hospitable. I have communicated with jim jordan and shared some information about barr, specifically to not be too trustworthy about his ability to clean house and do the right thing as he has proven over and over now, and also in his prior capacity in a different administration to be nothing more than a shill for the state and not much about true justice and doing the right thing, or taking the risk to be a truly independent authority over matters of great importance. I know jim is aware of these issues. I just wanted him to KNOW WE KNOW and to be careful when the moments of critical mass occurs with Barr. I’ve sent the same to Sen. Kennedy. I trust them, but I think they are not being as direct as they need to be. Perhaps the plan is to elevate the issues and gain more GOP support …I get that.

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    • abel says:

      jim jordan and all the politicians and trump try to make deals with the devil by praising him. it wont work. it didnt with hitler. its foolish when these good men side with pedophiles in some pathetic attempt at an end game. it makes what they say mean very little.
      “ah my good friend mr. shiff! ah barr is doing so well! just this week he ate some cheesburgers and ignored 136 constitutional crisis’.”
      if barr was a baseball
      player he’d be batting 0 in his 2 or 3rd year of playing. he is a lazy fat slob. think about it, what on earth can he do during the course of a day? random homeless people know more about the corruption and have probably done more. he is an asshole, at
      best.

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  13. John-Y128 says:

    William Barr is not a patriot, he’s a swamp rat and not a friend of regular Americans citizens.
    I’m giving up Bill Barr for Lent and probably forever, the DOJ can rot in hell with Satan.

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  14. Drain the swamp william Barr,
    He need go,

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  15. Julian says:

    Is AG Barr speaking for President Trump?

    Or just speaking for himself and his buddies in the DOJ & FBI?

    Personally I’m pretty sure that President Trump doesn’t agree with what Barr is saying.

    Has Trump tweeted about what he wants to happen to FISA warrants?

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    • X XYZ says:

      No, Trump tweeted about AG Barr, criticizing him, and Barr couldn’t take criticism from his boss without immediately running to the media and being a big crybaby. He bitched about how Trump is making his job “impossible”. (Remember Sundance – Barr said “impossible”, not ‘difficult’.) Barr spilled his guts and he revealed himself. It’s on his record.

      I’m sure Trump noted that. I did. Most of us here did.

      When the time comes, you know the two words Trump is most famous for. Barr’s days are numbered.

      Meanwhile…”What? Me worry?” 🙂

      Anything else we need to know about Barr or Trump?

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  16. Julian says:

    In addition – Trump needs to just flat VETO this re-authorization assuming he can and make the Swamp RATs reveal themselves and explain to the public why the President is wrong – and particularly the likes of Mitch McConnell & Miss Lindsey.

    I personally still think Trump should fire Elaine Chao and expose the corruption of Mitch in the week or two before the election.

    Destroy Mitch and get a new more agreeable House Majority Leader.

    This October/November is Trump’s only chance to get rid of Mitch during his Presidency. He MUST take it – and make it known to other Republicans.

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  17. HB says:

    This country needs a cleansing

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  18. When we let criminals lead the country, even the best President ever cannot save the situation.

    It is a mistake — no, a tragedy — to let the country go into another Presidential election, without the criminality of the past 5 years, against Donald Trump, being punished for all to see. Barr is just another cog of the government, all pretending the government is still legitimate and working properly. If you let an illegitimate government just go on pretending, propagandizing, RULING, then you are inviting complete breakdown of law, and with it order. That was and is the obvious lesson of the Obama years.

    They ignore what too many of us know. They have no credibility, no basic legitimacy, no common sense. They have made their self-inflated ABILITY to govern totally useless, totally irrelevant, by their criminality and their refusal to face the obvious truth, as exposed by their persecution of the President we elected. We are all living the unreality of the Insane Left and the wayward, blatantly coercive “elite”.

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  19. jx says:

    There’s an obama logo in the last graphic!

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  20. MACAULAY says:

    Agree completely with Sundance.

    No renewal until there is accountability for grave political crimes already committed under the Act.

    As dangerous as a few lunatic Muslims are to the lives of a few innocent Americans—such lunatics are far less dangerous to America than the seditious political partisans within our government.

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  21. Bob says:

    Nothing to see here, just Barr doing his coverup, just like he did the last time he was AG. You dumb americans just don’t learn.

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    • Trump2020 says:

      That’s right I totally agree – we are pretty damn dumb. We have an attempted coup and nobody is being held accountable and besides a large portion of the populace would vote for a Bolshevik like Bernie. Oh how far Rome has fallen…

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Not dumb. Stupid. We’ve been Grubered again.

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      • X XYZ says:

        Wrong terms.
        Not dumb. Not stupid. We have been and continue to be BRAINWASHED.

        Highly intelligent people are much easier to brainwash than those who are lacking in intelligence. That describes our *Intelligence agencies*. In addition, they will react defensively to protect their bureau and their phony baloney jobs. No surprise there. (That part has nothing to do with intelligence. It’s been called human nature. But that comes from our reptilian brain, that of animal instinct, not our capacity to engage in human thinking.)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparatchik

        Same as in the old USSR. Government by apparatchik. But now, after more than a generation, few remember or understand what happened then and there. A permanent bureaucratic government is already entrenched here, and ‘we the people’ don’t recognize what it portends. If we do, we refuse to admit it. Denial. Big time.

        Did anyone here ever think they would see an avowed Communist running as a major candidate for president? Don’t laugh this off. Most Republicans DO laugh it off. Even Trump said “America will never be a socialist country”. FDR? JFK? LBJ? BHO? Socialism? Americans like socialism! To a large degree, America already is ***a socialist country, funded by capitalism***.

        It’s later than we think. Wanna be an ostrich? Wanna be a Republicrat?

        Welcome to the USSA.

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    • John Ostrowski says:

      I LEARNED.

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  22. Trump2020 says:

    If anyone had any doubts about Barr being a “do nothing about it” here is your proof. He’s not doing a damn thing other than the status quo. Tik-Tok Tik-Tok

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  23. TwoLaine says:

    You know what jumps out to me?

    We’ve got three years.
    We’ve got three years.
    We’ve got three years.

    Every single one of these perps thinks they’ve got three more years to be in charge of screwing Americans, so why fix something when they can put it off for three more years.

    They’ve already had three years to fix it. And another three years. And another three years. Asd another three years. And another three years. I’ve been waiting since forever for them to get rid of or fix it. And have they fixed it yet? NO.

    Sickening.
    Liars.

    And they laugh at us for saying they should be impeached, as if we cannot have them removed. As if we have no rights in the People’s Congress.

    #FixFISANow
    #ItsYourJOB
    #JustDoIt

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  24. Snellvillebob says:

    We trusted you to be honest public servants. You are not. You think you are running the government.
    You have changed 302s to show non-existant criminal activities on people associated with a president you have been ordered to abuse. You have used these lies in courts of law. You have obtained false guilty pleas by threatening their kids.
    We trusted you to enforce our laws without political bias. You have gone after those who associate with a president you disagree with. In fact, You were put in your positions because of your political bias. Leftist mobsters selected you, promoted you and temped you to even more criminal behavior to cover for them. You are bad public servants.
    Finally, we trusted you to police your own. You didn’t. You are still covering it all up.
    Now you want us to trust you again?
    You say you need access to the NSA data to protect us, but we are more afraid of you than we are of the terrorists.
    Any new FISA access legislation must include automatic penalties for criminal behavior because you have proved to us you will not indict your own.
    Your criminal behavior has brought this upon yourselves.

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    • John Ostrowski says:

      So now , what can we do, and whom can we turn to for justice ?

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      • Issy says:

        You certainly can’t turn to the justice department. They are more dangerous and have caused more havoc in our country than any hostile foreign government could think of doing as far as intel goes. Until we get the full truth of what the doj/cia criminals did and they are held accountable, they are a rogue department in my opinion.

        How the congress can even think of reauthorizing the fisc with all this abuse not reconciled is incomprehensible to me. I guess that is the problem, they don’t think there is one because they are all part of it.

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  25. moe ham head says:

    Bill BLAH a bag of hot air

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  26. moe ham head says:

    Bill BLAH a bag of hot air

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  27. boomerbeth says:

    Assange extradition to US
    24 hr surveillance in Ecuador embassy by CIA
    Randy Credico also interviewed (testified against Stone)
    Begin @ 15 min

    Day 1:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2020/02/25/assange-extradition-your-man-in-the-public-gallery-day-no-1/

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  28. TwoLaine says:

    “misfire hurricane”

    I LOVE it! Good one John.

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  29. libertydemandsmemory says:

    🚫 bondobarr
    🚫 DOJ, Department of Junk

    President Trump,

    bondobarr has failed to honor your de-classification requests, failed his oath to our Constitution, and failed our US citizens.

    He continues to support, protect, and defend Criminal Institutions in America, such as FIB and Department of Junk, just as he did during Iran-Contra.

    Do you support bondobarr’s treason, sedition, insurrection, obstruction, of justice, lying, and being a fixer for Criminal Institutions in America?

    bondobarr continues the deceit and treason of crueler, commie, mccaib, holdup, clinch, reamo, and betWray.

    Please de-fund all positions that require or allow lying.

    bondobarr is traitorous, unfit, and also delusion when he doesn’t realize that his obsession with protecting his favorite alphabet poops – Criminal Institutions in America – exposes the blatant, organized criminality of those alphabet poops he loves so dearly.

    he also exposes his own allegiance to organized criminality and his hatred of law and order.

    what a treacherous betWrayer!

    will he still be smirking when he is first up the steps of the Pennsylvania Avenue gallows?

    our ”protectors” are defectors from Truth and right action.

    fake Heros are Zeros.

    🚫 bondobarr
    🚫 Department of Junk

    Sydney Powell can share the power of Truth.

    You, President Trump, can de-classify without redactions.

    Classifications and redactions protect traitors and threaten our national security.

    “sources” = criminals
    “methods” = crimes

    Do you see?

    7:24am

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  30. billybob says:

    Of course you won’t Bill . You’ll also change men’s hearts and bring light into the souls of evil people who will change their ways because of your moral stance against corruption and abuse Sorry Bill , there’s only one person who can do that and it isn’t you .
    Pull the other one .

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  31. OhNoYouDont says:

    On January 11, 2018, President Trump tweeted:

    Noticed President Trump retweeted (2/24/2020) the final Lou Dobbs #LDTPoll Should Congress refuse to re-authorize the FISA courts until the American people can be assured we will never see a repeat of the rubber-stamp political corrupt attacks on President Trump?
    Final results · 17,396 votes · Yes 94.7% · No 5.3%
    —–

    S 139 YEA-AND-NAY
    11-Jan-2018 11:39 AM
    QUESTION: On Passage
    BILL TITLE: Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (FISA 702 reauthorization within this bill.)

    REPUBLICAN (191-YEAS) (45-NAYS) (3-NV)
    DEMOCRATIC (65-YEAS) (119-NAYS) (9-NV)
    TOTALS (256-YEAS) (164-NAYS) (12-NV)

    —- YEAS 256 —

    Collins(R)-GA
    Demings(D)-FL
    DeSantis(R)-FL
    Gaetz(R)-FL
    Goodlatte(R)-VA
    Gowdy(R)-SC
    Hurd(R)-TX
    McCarthy(R)-CA
    Nunes(R)-CA
    Pelosi(R)-CA
    Ratcliffe(R)-TX
    Ryan(R)-WI
    Schiff(D)-CA
    Stefanik(R)-NY
    Swalwell(R)-CA

    —- NAYS 164 —

    Blackburn(R)-TN
    Gabbard(D)-HI
    Gohmert(R)-TX
    Jeffries(D)-NY
    Jordan(R)-OH
    Lofgren(D)-CA
    Meadows(R)-NC
    Nadler(D)-NY
    O’Rourke(D)-TX
    Waters, Maxine(D)-CA

    —- NOT VOTING 12 —

    Scalise(R)-LA
    Cummings(D)-MD

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll016.xml

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  32. I wonder what current investigations would be affected if the authorization lapses. I can hear the DEMS barking now. I say let it dies for a bit, get better controls in place. Im starting to lose faith in Barr as well. All hat no cattle (so far)

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    • Issy says:

      There is no control you could implement to stop dishonest people in the doj/fbi/fisc from doing this again. How many times has the system been abused when they didn’t get caught?

      I remember a scandal around 2000, and Mueller was instituting reforms.
      The Woods Procedure was to make sure everything in the warrants was verified. That worked well, didn’t it?

      How many times has the fbi lied and used process crimes to squeeze and pressure people? They do it with impunity, and there is no punishment except “possibly” losing their job. I’m really sick of the whole mess they have made and I don’t think we know half of what they have done with no truth or accountability

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  33. Bogeyfree says:

    Dear President Trump,

    It is time!

    You, your family and the country have suffered far too long from the the left’s fraudulent attempt at multiple coups to take down your Presidency.

    And let’s be honest, those who have been put in charge over the past 4 years to bring transparency, truth and justice for all are not cutting it. In fact many believe they may be actually hindering you from draining of the swamp.

    We realize your challenges.

    1. Senator McConnell’s refusal to recess the Senate in almost 4 years. Did you know that out of the past 5 President or past 33 years you are the only President with ZERO recess appointments? The others ranged from 32 – 179 recess appointments each. So here is road block #1.

    2. We all know that the Senate must approve your nominations at the secretary level and the Senate has used that authority against you. Case in point was your desire to have Ratcliffe join your team only to see it refused by the McConnell led Senate. My guess is you’d like to also replace Wray but the Senate would most likely control who you might want to put in his place. So here is road block #2

    3. After almost a year you like the vast majority of Americans are wondering why there has been zero indictments considering all the evidence uncovered plus with AG Barr having full declassification authority? So is this possibly road block #3?

    4. Finally with all the evidence of FBI misconduct, including those texts, emails, leaks and allegations of document modification, Director Wray can only suggest the problem as needing training enhancements? Could this be possibly your road block #4?

    If any of these are ringing true to you then I have a suggestion of a nice work around for you to consider.

    First, make Sidney Powell a WH Presidential Appointment whereby no Senate confirmation is required. In her role as special liaison as your Justice Czar between the WH and DOJ, she sits in on all meetings AG Barr holds with Durham and his DA’s.

    Also, provide her with full declassification authority with zero redactions so she can read and review all documents related to Russia Collusion, the Dossier, FISA Abuse, FBI Contractor Abuse, Uranium One, the Hammer Program, HRC unsecured server, the DNC hack, Seth Rich murder, impeachment fraud and Ukraine corruption and alleged money laundering of US taxpayer monies.

    Her authority is to read, review and brief you directly. (Because this is a huge job you may want to expand the team to include Joe Digenova and Victoria Toesing to help read and review these documents)

    Sidney reports back on what she sees as the progress and where the lack of progress is occurring.

    For example:
    1. Has your DOJ deposed the two U1 WB yet?
    2. Has your DOJ deposed Assange yet?
    3. What happened to the Wiener Laptop and the evidence on it?
    4. What happened to all 33k HRC emails that the NSA has?
    5. What happened to Mifsud’s phone and the information on it?
    6. What happened to the 47 Hammer Hard Drives that Montgomery turned into the FBI in 2015?
    7. Was all the evidence gathered by the FBI on the Seth Rich murder turned over to Judicial Watch and Ty Clevenger’s FOIA request?
    8. What happened to the Rudy’s Ukraine evidence he turned over to Pompeo?
    9. What happened to the Lindsey request to Pompeo on turning over all Biden communications with Ukraine back in 2016?
    10. Did they ever trace the serial numbers on the PapaD money he was given?
    11. How long have they known Mifsud and Halper were ALWAYS western agents?
    12. Why hasn’t a joint investigation between the DOJ and Ukrainian Government not begun considering we have a treaty with them to jointly investigate corruption?

    As you can see Mr. President, there are many things that could use an extra set of eyes on to ensure you are getting the full and complete story.

    Think of this as America’s MAGA insurance policy.

    Because there is a mountain of material to review you could consider making Rudy a PA and special Liaison between the WH and FBI where he sits closely with Wray and his subordinates at all meetings.

    Yes, in the end AG Barr and Wray may chose to quit and if they do so be it.

    You follow the agency hierarchy policy of next person up so there is no issue with Senate confirmation or crying from the left, as you are by the book!

    But Sidney and Rudy stay in place.

    The benefits are:
    1. You get a second set of eyes and opinion on things.
    2. You and the American people get peace of mind as they TRUST Sidney and Rudy and with them on the job truth and justice can’t be far behind.
    3. The investigations continue and the odds of evidence getting lost, misplaced or overlooked is reduced greatly IMO.
    4. It gives Sidney and Rudy a running start into 2021 and your second term.
    5. It gets the Ukraine investigation moving sooner than later.

    Now the last part of the plan is use your rallies as a huge sounding board asking the American people to not only give you back the House but you need 8 new Republican Senatorial wins in Nov.

    Because if the American people can give you that you can ensure them that come Nov, Sidney Powell will be their new AG, Rudy could be their new FBI Director and Gen. Flynn could be their new NSC or CIA Director.

    Your supporters will go wild if they know they can get you, Sidney, Rudy and Flynn all together come Nov.

    And the Senate won’t be able to block these people with a 60 Senate Super Majority.

    The last step of this plan is on us, the American people. We want to send a message to all RINOS who work non stop behind the scenes to undermine your MAGA agenda and that is we sacrifice McConnell in the Nov election.

    It’s too late to put up another MAGA candidate so it is time to jettison the man who would never allow a recessed Senate and let’s be honest you and the American people don’t need his shenanigans for 4 more years.

    It is time We the People stand tall, help ensure you don’t have any road blocks in your second term. We want to help clear the decks so you can finally DRAIN THE SWAMP and put anyone who violated the law via these multiple coup attempts in jail for a long time.

    I hope you will consider this plan as IMO it is pure Trump Genius!

    AG Barr IMO is not the answer to bring true justice to the American people so please strongly consider Sidney Powell as you Justice Czar now and your next AG come Nov.

    Thank you for all you have endured and done for this country.

    MAGA

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    • Why do you have to make so much sense so early in the morning?
      Your dozen questions would certainly “clear the air” and force Barr/Wray to come clean.
      I agree in scuttling the Turtle, however, if not successful, McConnell will wreak havoc on PDJT’s remaining time in office.
      MAGA

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  34. Doug Amos says:

    All obvious; which means more of the same. Names like Graham, Lee, Paul, Barr and for that matter , Durham, a registered democrat, inspire no confidence, What has he done in more than a year that President Trump and Sundance routinely get done on a daily basis? How come our guys await their day in court in jail while their convicted criminals run free? The whole damn thing is an insult to our intelligence.

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  35. Why were Democrats so damned obsessed with spying on their political enemies? Apparently, just because they could. And we are told of hundreds of FISA warrants, tens of thousands of electronic searches each month. The Fourth Amendment has been shredded. And, because of this, our national security has also been shredded, supposedly in the name of securing it. There is simply no way to salvage either FISA or PATRIOT. Both should be scrapped.

    Our Founders knew that national security begins in the home. They passed the Second and the Fourth Amendments with a wisdom that we have long forgot. And today we pay a terrible price for having done so – and are not allowed to know it.

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    • X XYZ says:

      “Why were Democrats so damned obsessed with spying on their political enemies?”

      WHY? Remember Nixon?

      WHY? Obsession (as you mentioned). Insecurity. Paranoia. Despair. Hatred. Revenge. Some disorders are best explained in psychological terms. Police call it motive. Same thing, different term.

      Does that answer the question?

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  36. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO we MUST make PT aware of American’s distrust and disgust in DOJ and FIB leadership who IMO will never bring indictments against the DC perpetrators who planned, plotted and participated in this coup on a sitting President.

    IMO it is all lip service. One needs to go no further than this comment on the FISA renewal.

    Imagine if during the last week when there were 3 rallies if We the People had broken out and chanted 2-4 times for 2-3 minutes………..

    WE WANT JUSTICE, WE WANT SIDNEY NOW!

    IMO PT is being snookered and is being told to pause until after the election.

    But by then IMO, Barr will deliver his report that the predicate (FISA 1 & 2) were fine. It was bad intel and some mid to lower level agents had some errors in judgement but with policy and procedural changes we can address all of this. (Kind of like the FISA comment, trust me). Hell No!

    IMO Barr is no Grenell and what we need is more Grenell types.

    Sidney Powell is absolutely a Grenell type who demands facts, evidence and isn’t afraid of the DS.

    The American people IMO have all been played by Laurel and Hardy these past 3.5 years.

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  37. Baby El says:

    By not prosecuting previous abuses, Barr is continuing the abuse of the FISA process.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice – damn, you’re good. ~Woody from Cheers.

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  38. David Farrar says:

    Dear Mr. President,
    Appoint a special commission to address FISA abuse and put “sundance” as its chairperson.

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  39. StanH says:

    Wow! Disappointing, but really not surprising. This is yet another reason that Continuing Resolutions as opposed ti line by line budgets are so easily corrupted. We are always warned about the disaster of the government shutting down…oh no! In truth that is exactly what needs to happen and not just non-essential employees.

    Our Great President Trump sees what we see, and knows what we know.This is not the end of the negotiation but the very beginning for our President.

    The Patriot Act has been sitting on some Think Tank shelf for God knows how long, after 9-11 “W” foisted this monstrosity on the American people and it only took until the next president to go full on Stasi…Barry-O the Mistake of 08′! His Red Brigades happily took the awesome power of the swamp and weaponized it against the American people. This has been the wet-dream of the swamp rats since forever.

    We want control of FISA, end the Patriot Act. We think Barry was bad, just imagine a Bernie Sanders and a Bernie Bro with that kind of power. Hmmm…makes one think. Who are Bernie’s heroes again?

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  40. Bogeyfree says:

    Since FISA is all about spying why doesn’t PT start with the Hammer Program.

    It launched Feb 2009 (conveniently) according to the Whistlblower Chronicles #3

    So why not……

    Step 1 – Bring in Dennis Montgomery a Registered Govt. Whistleblower and designer/operator of the program for a full deposition?

    Step 2 – Conduct a full and deep review of the information contained on the 47 hard drives he gave to the FIB back in 2015.

    Step 3 – Subpoena Clapper to speak specifically about the Hammer Program as it is alleged he ran this program.

    Step 4 – From here conduct a FULL and COMPLETE audit of all FISA requests since 2012 because if just a 6 month audit by Adm. Rodgers resulted in an 85% non compliant findings don’t we owe to do a full damage assessment like they do with a major security breach?

    Step 5 – In addition to FISA Abuse conduct a full and deep dive into FIB Contractor access to the NSA database and specifically, who were these contractors, who permitted their access, who did they search for multiple times and what information were they looking for.

    Step 6 – Conduct a full audit into all the unmaskings that took place and who specifically used Samatha Powers log in information to gain access to see unmaskings.

    What we need is some one who will do just like Grenell did……….

    Show me the evidence which uncovers the truth vs allowing hearsay and innuendo to rule.

    It is time to bring “truth diggers” into the picture and I can not think of a better team of truth diggers than……….

    Grenell, Powell, Rudy, And Jay Sekulow.

    Common sense tells us that all of the 6 steps I list should and MUST be thoroughly examined and vetted if Americans are every going to get to the truth.

    What we have in place currently in the DOJ is NOT working.

    It is time for a change. It is time for a truth seeker and Justice Czar like Sidney Powell.

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  41. TradeBait says:

    The evidence continues to pile up that B2 is just Bill the place holder. Either that is by design from PDT or it is him being snookered, which he would never admit. The slow walk of justice relating to criminal events that We the People are well versed about; the lack of drill down on criminal referrals and admission of well documented corruption by the FBI and DOJ in the IG report; this FISA reautho dance knowing that it is flawed beyond repair yet still wanting to use it for 3 years – all of it stinks beyond our ability to swallow it.

    That tells me Barr is a place holder or a swamp critter or both – same as Lindsey Graham. They don’t need 3 years and we all know it. They need one day to terminate it. They need one day to assign constitutionally permitted data collection to a patriot controlled department. Then they need less than a year to build a new FISC type judicial system that We the People approve of that is constitutional.

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  42. Linda K. says:

    I would be just as disgusted if those sentiments came from Eric Holder and I expect they would
    have come from Eric Holder.

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  43. jbrickley says:

    I was pretty much OK with the NSA surveillance pre-911 Patriot Act. I am not thrilled with the enhanced surveillance, FISA courts and the opening up of NSA surveillance data to 17 agencies and civilian contractors. I understand fully how it was necessary to connect the dots and that those dots need to be continue to be connected. But the system as it stands now is ripe for abuse. It’s too much power and if it’s left in place, the amount of power will only increase. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We need to be very careful about the Surveillance State even more careful than our founders were with the Constitution and Bill of Rights. There needs to be some serious controls placed on all this surveillance because the technology is rapidly advancing.

    I Blew Up The Building! Why?!?! Because you made a phone call!

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  44. bruzedorange says:

    Actually, by framing clean reauthorization on the basis of “because his DOJ and FBI will not abuse it” Barr has propelled the inherent weakness of the legislation into the public debate, has started the discussion among Congressmen, and broken up the usual R vs D logjam by divided both political parties into factions. Some want this kept, some want that changed, some what the other thrown out.

    Time will tell, but it might have been a brilliant way to start the debate process. In fact… it would be a very DJT way to open negotiations.

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      Trump said he’d like to abolish FISA: Report
      February 23, 2020 08:25 PM | by Caitlin Yilek
      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-said-hed-like-to-abolish-fisa-report

      A bipartisan group of lawmakers has been working on a number of potential reforms to the surveillance law, including mandatory, random audits of applications and requiring the bureau to turn over exculpatory evidence when pursuing warrants. The FBI and the FISA court itself have also been considering and implementing reforms following the inspector general’s investigation.
      —–
      In a discussion last year about reauthorizing the spying law, Trump said he would rather abolish the law altogether than overhaul it, according to Axios.
      _____

      (The infamous Axios unidentified one “source familiar with the conversation” reporting.)

      Inside the fight over FBI surveillance powers
      Feb 23, 2020 – Jonathan Swan
      https://www.axios.com/fbi-fisa-court-carter-page-trump-barr-2f54116e-47e3-4ba3-9f13-8c7ccf996228.html

      Trump responded, “I trust you, Bill, but if it was up to me, we’d get rid of the whole thing,” per a source familiar with the conversation. Trump was especially exercised about the process that the FBI used to wiretap his former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
      —–

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    • IGiveUp says:

      Good point. I’d expect it to now be Dems who should be most against it. They fully understand(and are willing to use) the full powers of the state in support of their political agenda and ideology. They know what power control of the IC gave them and must be quaking in their boots thinking of the Trumpists having that power now.

      OTOH, they do also seem to be most realistic about the unwillingness of Repubs to actually wield power. They are fearless. Will that have proven to be reckless? We’ll find out soon. I doubt Trump can expect to be re-elected without major indictments. Tic toc…

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      • lolli says:

        IGiveUp,
        Only problem is, we are talking uniparty, they are almost the entire dc. They all want the spying on US citizens to continue.

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      • X XYZ says:

        (The Dems) “know what power control of the IC gave them and must be quaking in their boots thinking of the Trumpists having that power now.”

        “(Q)uaking in their boots…” ???

        Surely you must be joking. Where have you been for the past few decades? Democrats always fight dirty and they fight hard. Republicrats take the ‘high road’. They don’t fight back at all. At best they pretend to fight – or, most often, once in office they act like the ostrich party.

        Ha, ha, you dumb conservatives! You gave us your vote and we fooled you again by saying we Republicrats are better than the more leftist alternative! Keep voting for us – no matter what!

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  45. realeyecandy1 says:

    Time to clean house. Is there nobody up there with clean hands and conscience?

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  46. jimbo lewis says:

    Word Press doesn’t like the iPad. Hopefully, the Mac will allow a post. Testing!

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  47. Thought Criminal says:

    Barr is a manager, not a fixer.

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  48. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    Barr has openly tossed his lot in with McConnell and his ilk. Between his criticism of Tweets and now full support of coup enabling FISA his status of snake is secure.

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  49. Rick says:

    The Constitution comes first, therefore the bulk data collection has to go. Get out of the way of our 2nd amendment rights and we’ll take care of any terrorists we come across. And when I say ‘Our’ I mean legal US citizens are the only people on US soil who should be allowed to own and carry weapons.

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  50. Rick says:

    We should be more like Israel. If everyone who wanted to open or conceal carry were to go through a type of military training for terrorists, we’d have a massive overwhelming force in place to deal with them.

    And so called FISA should spy on non-US citizens, that’s what it should be for. The only data collection that should be allowed is of foreigners here and abroad, and the people they communicate with should be masked until their is adequate probable cause to seek unmasking under an adversarial system where those who seek to unmask face a challenge to their assertions before a court.

    But this blanket collection on US citizens with no probable cause is a gross violation of our 4th amendment rights and should absolutely be prohibited.

    The Constitution is the glue that holds our republic together, we can’t allow any erosion to it whatsoever.

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