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. evergreen says:

    His own prosecutors lie to him on the highest profile case in the country. Mr. Impossible thinks he can keep bad actors from being bad actors in the FISA system?

    Remember: lying in the FISC was done by bad actors. Why/how could Barr control bad actors in a faith system?

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    • Issy says:

      That is the central point of the whole system, I have yet to hear any of our elitist leaders address. They don’t because there is no solution. Another problem is how the doj itself operates. They don’t break laws, only violate rules and procedures. If these people were subject to jail terms for the things they have done, there might be more honesty.

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      • X XYZ says:

        Many have broken laws. We have more laws “‘than Carter had little pills”… But who will prosecute them?

        Does anyone really expect THEM to prosecute themselves?

        “L’Etat, c’est MOI!!!” ( Now revised…) “L’Etat, c’est NOUS!!!”

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  2. DSP2 says:

    Lets call a spade a spade here. FISA is star chamber. Our human nature will always corrupt it.

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    • dawg says:

      Wow I literally just finished typing an email to lindsey graham saying basically the same thing as your last sentence.

      The mere existence of FISA is a threat considering absolute power corrupts absolutely and human nature dictates that there will always and forever be attempts to abuse it as long as it exists.

      I have no faith that our IC is protecting us from foreign threats anyway, so why give them the power to violate our 4th amendment, blackmail politicians, and wage attempted coups on our duly elected president?

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    • mugzey302 says:

      You bet. What do you think the dirty cops and lawyers are using to control the politicians, judges, bureaucrats. The NSA “has it all”.

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  3. When you judge people exclusively on their actions and results, and completely ignore the words then you realize that Barr is 100% working for the swamp.

    – Zero indictments of coup members
    – Trump supporters indicted, threatened (Flynn’s child) and false evidence planted
    – ZERO transparency. Judicial Watch has to sue to get any information and then important parts are still redacted

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    • Zippy says:

      The ONLY fix for and deterrent against what happened before, after and during Spygate is to send a bunch of high level three letter agency fatcats to bubba jail and not some fed resort detention facility. Short of that NOTHING will be properly fixed.

      Sooooooooooooo, NOTHING will be properly fixed. Stop dreaming.

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    • Fred Garvin says:

      Wray needs to go. That should be the biggest indication that the FBI has not changed. And it’s not just the top, it’s the rank-and-file. They ALL need purged. Phillip Haney’s death just proves there is a conspiracy to quash the truth. I can’t understand how Trump can sit back and do nothing while a US citizen gets assassinated by the government he is running. Who made the hit? Who ordered the hit? Do Obama and Killary still have THAT much influence? What a sh!t show we have for a government. Well, we deserve it. The public would rather fight themselves than turn on these traitors.

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      • You’re of course right. The rank and file is corrupt too. 90% of DC voted for Hillary for crying out loud.

        We will not change everything over night. But as per advice from President Trump himself, “Never, ever give up”.

        The long term goal should be to significantly reduce the size of the federal government (90%) and relocate the remaining functions far outside of DC. THAT is how you drain the swamp.

        Short term: Let’s get landslide wins for President Trump and the Republican Party. Let’s have such a majority that the few Rinos don’t matter anymore.

        Then PT can hopefully start on downsizing DC and putting Rudy in charge of the FBI and Judge Jeanine in charge of DOJ and rain hell on the coup plotters.

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        • X XYZ says:

          “The long term goal should be to significantly reduce the size of the federal government (90%) and relocate the remaining functions far outside of DC. THAT is how you drain the swamp.”

          Well stated, and of course, I agree. But how does one move a Leviathan? How does one dismantle the Pentagon, which is a huge structure, both physically and figuratively, and separate it into many smaller, more manageable units? It was a nice big target on 9/11. wasn’t it?

          The president is the titular Commander in Chief. But he can’t order the military to do that.
          So much for our being told that the president of the United States is “the most powerful person on earth”. Really?

          Ike warned us of the industrial military complex. Actually it was, and still is the political military complex. Presidents come and presidents go…but career military, career bureaucrats and carer politicians have no term limits.

          If Trump could ever close down the Pentagon it might make a nice, big hotel, after renovation.

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          • Good points.

            Every journey starts with a first step. By landslide wins for President Trump AND the Republican party we can start the process of downsizing. By continuing to win elections (2024 Don Jr?) and replacing Rinos with conservatives, even something as unseemly as Rand Paul’s 1% plan (1% reduction per year) would get us there over time.

            And if we have enough Republicans in Congress, we can do more drastic things, such as completely close CIA and move intelligence function to the Pentagon, where it should be in the first place.

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    • Jederman says:

      Add to that the complete lack of justification for the program, as it is now.

      What is the cost of this and are there sufficient (intended vice obama type) results to justify the cost in taxpayer dollars and the cost to our privacy.

      Let them make the case, in the open.

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    • aarmad says:

      Yep, Barr the swampo! I said this all along, but was hopeful. This does not look good! What a disappointment!!!

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    • Emily Summer says:

      Yep, yep, yep…will say it again for the 100th time…Barr is deep state; always has been.

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  4. Fred Garvin says:

    So Barr IS one of them. Figures. The swamp really is too deep and too wide. Any average American can see this is abuse of power yet the elites can’t seem to do the right thing.

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  5. It appears Joe D is even beginning to turn on AG Barr.

    Even if Attorney Durham indicts EVERY perp in the DOJ/FBI, it is very questionable whether AG Barr will pursue the charges. Rather than take that chance, I’d rather see an Acting AG or Acting AG’s of “unquestionable integrity” take Barr’s place – today not after the election.

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  6. Rick says:

    I have come to the conclusion that this entire so-called govt must be taken down. It is revolution time!! Bernardo bring it on!!

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    • Bendix says:

      The electorate has also come to that conclusion, although many don’t know it.
      The MSM has fooled many into thinking that Orange Man Bad, because he represents the Republicans. We know he doesn’t represent that useless or worse bunch, he represents US.
      Bernie’s supporters have had it with the Democrat establishment.
      The Tea Party and the Occupiers (the original ones) were ON THE SAME SIDE. I wish more on our side could see that, and quit bashing our young people for what they don’t know.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        agreed, the PDJT support and the bernie support are, together, a strong majority preference cascade against the entrenched existing government and its corruption.

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  7. Rose says:

    So instead of advocating for changes to ensure the rights of the people aren’t abused by the FISA courts he asserts he won’t abuse the system, oh well we’re sure when the demorats get back into office they’ll do the self same pinky swear right. Oh look a Unicorn with Jesus on it’s backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

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    • Chick-fil-A Traffic Jam says:

      It’s bad enough if it was just worrying about the Dems. We have worse than 50:50 odds that a Swamp alligator like McCain would win any given Repub nomination for President.

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  8. Trialdog says:

    I hope AG Barr understands progressives and progressivism. A progressive believes himself righteous, good, and morally superior to non-progressives. A progressive will do whatever is necessary to advance and promote progressivism. A progressive will do whatever he can to promote the interests of like mindedness progressives. No law, rule, or norm can constitute an obstacle to advancing progressivism because progressivism is morally and righteously superior to everything else. Rules and norms never bound the DOJ, CIA, or FBI progressives from their efforts to advance progressivism and no progressive judge will do anything that hinders progressivism’s advance. The only way to protect against future abuse by progressives is to make sure they lose their jobs and pensions if they abuse their office. And long jail terms in real prison. Sure, in progressive circles they will become martyrs (resistance heroes) but unless you take away the pensions, they’ll become wealthy resistance heroes and laugh their way through early retirement while us serfs work until we die to pay the taxes to fund their pensions. As it sits now, a progressive has every incentive in the world to undermine our government.

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    • Chick-fil-A Traffic Jam says:

      Barr doesn’t care. He’s a G-man through and through. So long as big government is taken care of, he’s a-okay.

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  9. @ChicagoBri says:

    The onus is President Trump to veto the re-authorization of FISA. AG Barr should be fired for shrugging off his responsibility here.

    The veto is the best swamp fighting tool in existence. It should be used by our President Trump with abandon.

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    • Issy says:

      They will stick the renewal in some appropriation bill that has to pass. That’s the way they shove many unpopular things on us. You need to contact your senators and representatives on this one and give Trump some help.

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  10. ATheoK 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.”

    A) Bill Barr’s DOJ and FBI are abusing the Constitution and Amendments as we speak.

    B) Bill Barr’s DOJ and FBI are 99.9% the same corrupt organizations that have been abusing FISA and judicial protections for over a decade.

    C) Bill Barr has utterly failed to prosecute corrupt DOJ and FBI miscreants. His count to dat is not one corrupt DOJ/FBI employee has been prosecuted and punished.

    D) Bill Barr could suffer a fatal accident/illness tomorrow. Leaving the USA subject to the same corrupt FBI/DOJ that were in place long before Bill Barr became Attorney General.

    E) President Trump needs to fire and replace Bill Barr, if Barr intends to protect his corrupt FBI/DOJ employees.

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  11. “ The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings…Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe…no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent…For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

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  12. Life Coach says:

    If Barr is corrupt, then Trump must be too, right? Maybe Trump fooled us all? I don’t think they are.

    Here’s what I think: I think Barr is using the FISC renewal to spy on the bad guys. Think D Ukraine corruption. Think D Congressmen traveling to Iran for secret meetings. Think FBI/CIA collusion with Italian, UK Intel agencies. How do you monitor all of these people domestically, when that’s illegal? The same way the deep state did to Trump. FISC warrants. 2 hop rule. You use the deep state’s weapons against them. When it’s all over, you close down the FISC completely.

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    • Incorrect conclusion and you are omitting something that Sundance shared with us over and over again.

      The Senate has some corrupt Republicans who would never allow someone to be appointed that would directly threaten them or their friends.

      President Trump tried to get Ratcliffe appointed. The Senate stopped him.

      Barr was only appointed because the swamp is safe with him.

      President Trump has shown through actions and results over and over again that he works for us.

      AG Barr has shown through actions, inactions and results and lack thereof that he protects the swamp.

      How do you change this? By increasing the Senate Republican majority to such a degree that the corrupt Republican Senators can no longer block President Trump’s nominees.

      We need patience, we need to persist (“Never ever give up”) but we also need to understand the game and how to judge people (always look at actions and results, completely dismiss their word, their “enemies”, etc.)

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    • dawg says:

      “If Barr is corrupt, then Trump must be too, right?”

      No.

      No, no no no no no.

      False equivalence.

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  13. islandpalmtrees says:

    The destruction of the government is underway by their (i.e., large group) own hands. The only, question that remains is how long will it take.

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  14. I think it just dawned on AG Barr that the corruption in the DOJ/FBI is worse than he thought.
    I believe it also dawned on him that WE THE PEOPLE know how corrupt the DOJ/FBI is.
    I think he’s realized he is incapable of fixing it without pissing-off his “buddies”.
    He’s in a quandary because it does not want to look like a quitter.
    PDJT nudging him in a couple mire tweets will give him a “reasonable” excuse to resign.
    We need a bolt of lightening to fix things or a Sidney Powell as an Acting AG.
    MAGA

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    You must shutdown the DOJ and FBI, if you believe in the constitution. By their own actions, theses current employees are unacceptable for any government job, for life.

    These organizations can best be described as a crop of infected corn. Some seeds are still good, but they can not be separated from the rest. The risk to human life is to high.

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  16. Bendix says:

    I can well remember the frustration of police and judges, back in the day. Police would be called to the scene of a “domestic”, they wouldn’t want to show, because so many times, the victim wouldn’t want to press charges; or if she did, by the time the abuser got to court it would already have been “I’m sorry baby, it will never happen again, I love you”, and you had a victim pleading in court to let him off the hook.

    We are the victim. AG Barr is the battering spouse.

    Of course it will be abused again. We can’t really call it abuse of the FISA court. THAT’S WHAT FISA IS FOR.

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  17. J says:

    Of course he doesnt want to get rid of FISA yet. They are using it daily and have been for a couple years against the treasonous filth.

    Cant you haters see what is going on right now in America? The people are rejecting the DemComm traitors wholesale. The party is collapsing into a black hole from which it will never return. That is what is needed to be able to hang people like Obama and Hillary for their crimes. Without the people acknowledging and accepting that the DemComm tyrants have been engaged in the destruction of America for decades that can not happen.

    Trump has caught them all. Justice is around the corner. If you disagree your support for and trust in PDJT is hollow at best.

    Im not going to fret, Trump has got this.

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    • Bendix says:

      It seems to me that AG Barr has enough evidence from Rudy RIGHT NOW, to begin prosecuting some of this corruption.
      If he’s not ready to go to court with what Rudy says is enough evidence, when will he ever be?
      Is someone really going to slip up and do something that gives Barr new evidence?
      It’s now or never.

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      • J says:

        No its not now or never. PDJT isnt working to your timeline.

        The case they need to make must be airtight. 320 million Americans are the jury They need to convince an overwhelming majority that these crimes did in fact happen and this is not political retribution. They need to convince us that this is just. So many people, like my apolitical brothers, are just waking up to the possibility that our government is a crime syndicate. Most people thought our government was unassailable. They no longer think that way.

        You people are so short sighted. You cant see past your own anger.

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        • Bendix says:

          Hardly. I’ve been on this for years, I’m in it for the long haul.
          I’ve been seeing all too clearly for some time now.

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          • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

            In the meantime we’ve seen political gadflies like Manafort & Stone convicted of process crimes and essentially given death sentence prison terms on the flimsiest of evidence. But real crooked spooks need airtight cases against them? Bleh.

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        • X XYZ says:

          I see your point, and timing also matters. Trump’s re-election takes precedence over all else, including bringing prosecutions. If they take place just before the election or soon thereafter, then you are correct. If not, then not.

          There is no such thing as a 100% airtight case. But the corruption and illegality is so widespread and complicated that it takes time to discover it all. We can and should be patient. But that’s does not mean we are advocating infinite patience, which would be foolhardy.

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  18. Barr is evil, and with just enough rope, he’s hanging himself. Nothing stays hidden forever. This is the hand of God at work here.

    Trump is a sledgehammer! Even if it’s all by design, it’s time that everyone is exposed for exactly who they are.

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  19. willthesuevi says:

    Good grief.

    AG Barr, that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard come out of an AG’s mouth. I lived through AG Janet Reno, AG Alberto Gonzales, AG Eric Holder, AG Loretta Lynch and AG Sally Yates, so that is a pretty high bar to pass.

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  20. CountryDoc says:

    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. — Ben Franklin

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  21. biff0101 says:

    AG Barr is the new Deep State “cleaner/bag man”! Wray and Bondo Barr need to be canned now!!

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  22. Jeffrey Coley says:

    “under his tenure FISA data collection and exploitation will *not* be abused. What happens when an administration changes?…. ::::crickets chirping::::”

    FISA was created to place at least a semblance of a check on the FBI and other intel agencies. It’s woefully inadequate, but before FISA there were no checks at all! It was left entirely up the the agencies to police themselves.

    Abuses are as old as the agencies committing them. A big change came after 9/11 with the USA Patriot act (you know it’s a horrible bill, the worst bills get the best names.) An even BIGGER change came with the Obama Administration. Prior to Obama, there were abuses but there was at least an understanding that the agencies shouldn’t do it. Obama embraced all the worst excesses with gusto, and doubled down. Abuse was no longer a regrettable excess – it was the reason.

    We can’t shut it down … but letting it continues “as is” isn’t acceptable.

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  23. landon says:

    When will Joe Digeneva admit his pal Barr is a fraud

    Someone please ask him?

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  24. “I was a critic of the secret courts, I was a critic of Pfizer. I was a critic of them abusing American civil liberties. I was a critic of them invading our privacy, recording the length of our phone calls, who we talk to, sometimes recording conversations. All of this done supposedly to go after terrorists, but Americans by the millions are caught up in this web. But now for the first time, it’s not just American civil liberties that are being abused by our intelligence agencies, it’s an entire presidential campaign… This is why you want to limit power. Men are not angels, and that’s why we put restrictions on government. We need more restrictions now.”

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  25. DoD says:

    Again, this falls on Trumps head.. The buck stops here and all that… After getting burned so badly by Sessions, he should have known better… The question in my head is still the same one I asked a few weeks ago… Who sold this swamp creature to Trump?

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    • Trump cannot appoint AG without Senate approval. He tried Ratcliffe for ODNI and was shot down.

      The solution: We need to get a bigger Senate majority to overrule the corrupt Senators.

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      • DoD says:

        He should have had J D search outside the beltway for an honest person for AG… Not sure what Trump can do at this point… The senate holds impeachment over his head with a trigger happy house….It is like dead ends all over the place…

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        • Acting ODNI can bring in some sunlight. Enough to hopefully give Judicial Watch enough to uncover the corruption and destroy even more the credibility of the Dems.

          Then get landslide wins for President Trump and Republicans. And then, as you said, get someone outside of DC for AG and the whole intelligence apparatus (FBI, CIA, Dept Justice, etc.)

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    • Issy says:

      It was many people in the establishment, who realized something had to be done. There was too much information out in the public re the Nunes Report, great citizen journalists on twitter, Judicial Watch etc. The Mueller investigation wasn’t going to come up with collusion, and the institutions were in disarray.

      They thought Barr could clean the mess up and restore order. He was acceptable to them because they knew he wouldn’t torch the place and Trump loyalists just wanted this cloud of accusations lifted from them.

      Barr has done some positive things, but I don’t think the “D.C. Bubble People” had any idea how angry Trump supporters are with them, and would keep demanding justice. We all now know the laws that apply to the rest of us do not apply to The Law, which is the doj.

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  26. vml9000 says:

    This Barr and McConnell photo makes me sick!

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  27. coolmamie says:

    Wondering if Barr wanting it to stay as is increases the chances Dems will support legislation to tighten it. Or scrap it.

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  28. zucccchini says:

    Barr has been in there a little over a year? What’s happened…? Near nothing. He apparently is not the be all, end all. I am thinking as many of the commentators on TV, this man is NOT what he was purported to be. At least that remains to be seen. Then he has the nerve to chastise the POTUS for tweeting! REALLY? He needs to get his panties out of its wad and get on with being the DOJ the POTUS deserves.

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  29. Bogeyfree says:

    When do we get to vote on the top AG’s all time who via their actions or inactions contributed the most to the decline of the rule of law and justice for all in this country??

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  30. txfella says:

    “Trust me”……………….

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  31. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO PT MUST appoint a Justice Czar to watch over Barr and Durham with full declass authority to read everything before a spring summer report comes out indicting that the first and second FISA were properly predicated.

    They just had bad intel and missteps by lower level officials and as such with new training and policies we can ensure this never happens again.

    If that report gets published there will be nothing PT can do to shove that narrative back in the bottle. It will become gospel and thus no indictments and no justice just non stop narrative by the media that PT made everything up.

    IMO PT is a fool to trust Barr to bring real Justice to these DOJ and FIB perpetrators and not order full declassification or at least appoint Sidney Powell as Justice Czar to ensure everything is on the up and up.

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  32. Paul Colby says:

    We really need some indictments so people KNOW there was certainly Democrat & Deep State corruption. What is taking so long?

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    • noswamp says:

      I read this article and thought the same exact thing. What is taking so long. Let FISA die.
      McConnell also wants to keep Trump down for some reason. I have no idea why. But why would McConnell support FISA? POTUS cannot support McConnell anymore especially how he was betrayed by McConnell and Ryan a few years ago.

      Let FISA die and let them use regular courts to spy on people.

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  33. BT says:

    FISA must be ended and we must go back to warrants backed by oath and affirmation, as I fail to find where in the Constitution secret warrants and courts are authorized, Just like where the Constitution allows the taking of property of one that has committed no crime as in red flag laws. It is time for the American people to stand together and enforce their Constitution. The FISA court must end, for it will only be abused again, and I’m not sure how many more abuses of such this nation can withstand.

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  34. appraisher says:

    No authorization of any kind until the Obama filth is exposed to cleansing sunlight..those that ordered it abused and those that actually abused it must first be tried and punished, before we even talk about extending this Star Chamber.

    This entire, illegal Bush endeavor was nothing more than an open invitation to secretly abuse the American public, which we now know they did with abandon. We’re way past the naivety of 2001 and the idea that our Intelligence Community are good guys, working to keep America safe… that ship sailed decades ago. We ceded our right to the government under the guise of “protection”, and the government used it against us…now it’s time for a reckoning. The left must be punished for using this unlimited power as a personal vendetta machine,

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