Senate Judiciary Calendar Empty as FISA Reauthorization Deadline Approaches…

Previously Chairman Lindsey Graham promised to hold public hearings on reforms needed to the FISA process prior to any reauthorization vote.  However, with two weeks remaining until current FISA authorization expires the Senate Judiciary Committee has yet to hold a single hearing, and the senate calendar is empty.

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.

The Senate is scheduled to go back into recess on March 13th.  Additionally, the DOJ/FBI response to the FISA court order (due February 5th) has still not been made public.  At a minimum the 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, an explanation of the the DOJ/FBI sequestered evidence needs to be made public.

Representatives requesting FISA reform prior to renewal include: Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Doug Collins, Jody Rice, Devin Nunes and Steve Scalise.  Additionally, Senator Mike Lee and Senator Rand Paul are trying to force reform or let the current version expire.  However, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, along with AG Bill Barr, want a clean FISA renewal without public hearings….

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269 Responses to Senate Judiciary Calendar Empty as FISA Reauthorization Deadline Approaches…

  1. Magabear says:

    When does Grassley take over the Senate Juduciary Committee again? Can’t happen soon enough.

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    • LULU says:

      AtThe Federalist today:

      Doug Collins Blasts Judiciary Democrats For Postponing FISA Hearing

      FEBRUARY 27, 2020 By Tristan Justice
      Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, a ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, criticized Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York Thursday for canceling this week’s hearing on reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and charged Democrats with refusing to “acknowledge the problems” with the Watergate-era law.

      The Judiciary Committee was slated to consider a FISA reauthorization bill crafted by Nadler’s staff along with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s plans for a full-chamber vote by the March 15 deadline, when certain provisions of the act are set to expire. A recent report from the Justice Department inspector general unearthed “at least 17” glaring omissions from FISA warrant applications in the FBI’s deep-state “Crossfire Hurricane” operation, complicating the 1978 law’s reauthorization efforts as Republicans call for broader constraints of government surveillance.

      More here:

      https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/27/doug-collins-blasts-judiciary-democrats-for-postponing-fisa-hearing/

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  2. huecowacko says:

    Lindsey is up for reelection this year; he’s got 7 opponents in the GOP primary per Ballotpedia, so here’s hoping he’s soon to be history.

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  3. maxxheadroom777 says:

    There is nothing, no, not one thing “clean” about anything that Congressional senior leadership is doing nor is there anything “clean” about what is happening throughout the bureaucratic administrative state. The entire confabulation of so-called “Constitutional Government” as it is presently constituted is a sham of judicial “precedent” and bogus interpretation of K-Street “laws” handed down by the extra-judicial system of Administrative Law Judges.

    The whole sorry mess is unionized 10 ways from Sunday and AFLCIO president Richard Trumka is the most powerful man in Washington D.C. Does anyone really believe the thug-government as it is now constituted will quietly relinquish its power?

    The people who are afflicting us and oppressing us now are godless, vicious monsters and they don’t give a damn about anything but perpetuating their status and their standing in the Satanic world system now gathering. The last expression of evil in this world will be the worst. Our part is to stand in the gap for as long as possible, trusting the Promises of God in Christ for our deliverance. He will not fail but it will be gnarly times for all from here on in…

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  4. OhNoYouDont says:

    This part, which ends Rep. Biggs time, focuses on Carter Page related FISA issues.

    House Judiciary holds hearing on Oversight of the Foreign Intel Surveillance Act
    Sep 18, 2019

    House Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5th) runs from 1:32:05 to 1:37:15
    Rep. Biggs uses his entire time in regards of Section 215 of the PATRIOT act.
    —–
    Witnesses

    Mr. Brad Wiegmann
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, National Security Division

    Mr. Michael Orlando
    Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Counterterrorism Division

    Ms. Susan Morgan
    National Security Agency
    —–
    @ 1:35:33
    Biggs: So a FISA order on a US citizen, Carter Page, was divulged to the Washington Post, um, and I think you answered this earlier, has anyone been held accountable this illegal exposure? (Pause) No, there’s been no Woods review, you don’t know whether it has or not?

    Wiegmann: I can’t comment on that in any way, (be)cause, I don’t know the answer.

    Biggs: OK. So I want to know make sure of something, Mr. Orlando, I thought you said and I jotted it down. I not going to quote it because I probably sure I messed it up and I’m just asking for clarification here. I thought you might of said something to the effect of “You use FISA authority to cultivate, obtain probable cause, is that, is that a fair characterization? Is there, you said anything like that at all?

    Orlando: Yeah, we use, uh, some of the business records and other authorities to develop probable cause to support.

    Biggs: So you, so you’re using business records authority? OK. (Pause) So, we’ve indicated, so you don’t know whether Woods review was performed on Carter Page FISA application to determine each alleged fact was substantiated. Can a regular news article server, uh, serve as underlying evidence in a Woods file to verify it’s accuracy of a FISA application?

    Orlando: Uh, sure I understand your question correctly, you’re asking me use a news article appropriate to be used? If that information was pulled from that newspaper article, it would have to be included in the Woods file.

    Biggs: So the answer is yes?

    Orlando: Yes, but there is often a lot other affects that are put in that pocket builds up, the totality of your probable cause.

    Biggs: OK, and with that, my time has expired. Thank you mister chairman. Thank you members of the panel.

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  5. frank field says:

    TRUMP NEEDS TO BURN HIS RUMP.

    1% LIMP WRISTED MCCAIN SUCKERS NEED TO GO.

    TRUMP KNOWS.

    WAIT UNTIL THE FORTHCOMING LANDSLIDE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

    I can hardly wait until our beloved Trump has no careful reasons to hold back his restraints to unleash his furies on punks like 1% Lizzy!

    Trump for Rushmore

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  6. Don says:

    and it looks like Million dollar senator schumer is doubling down……calling Lindsley’s bluff….
    C’mon Man !!!! have some self respect…..for John !!!!!!!!!!

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  7. OhNoYouDont says:

    Rand Paul and Trump thrust fate of surveillance law into doubt
    02/27/2020 01:47 PM EST – Updated: 02/27/2020 02:54 PM EST – By BURGESS EVERETT
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/27/rand-paul-trump-surveillance-law-117940

    Barr suggested to Republicans that he could make some of the changes sought by Republicans, including to blunt the ability of the FISA courts to target Americans, through new regulations. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he planned to talk about the matter on Friday and try and suggest a compromise.

    “The best thing is for me to try and find out what happened and see if we need to do more than the attorney general’s done. So maybe an extension for a period of time that allows us to come back toward the end of the year, maybe would work,” Graham said.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      Lindsey Graham says he needs “…to try and find out what happened….” ? He damn well knows what happened. This is not something that can be kicked ‘toward the end of the year” – after the election and more months of FBI misconduct aka illegal spying.

      If there are things AG Barr can do “to blunt the ability of the FISA court to target Americans” then he needs to get off his fat ass and do it.

      And every one of us commenting here needs to be speaking up in every way we can. At the least we can direct our friends and families to CTH.

      Twitter only takes a minute to share videos easily. I seldom go to Twitter but I do share political videos to Twitter – as a dog with 234 followers @bear_miller. (Why does anyone follow a dog? lol) Videos can also be shared publicly to Facebook without actually going to it. Just get the word out as much as possible to as many as possible…

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  8. vml9000 says:

    Lindsey Graham cannot be trusted! Period!

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  9. vml9000 says:

    Lindsey Graham cannot be trusted! Period!

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  10. decisiontime16 says:

    They spied on the Trump campaign in 2016.

    We need to reform FISA so that they can’t do it again in 2020. pic.twitter.com/BRKOyHdMoo

    — Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 27, 2020

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  11. spren says:

    I’m afraid we’re coming dangerously close to the point where nobody in the ever-diminishing sane public will ever trust or have faith in our government again. We expect the duplicity of Democrats, but our Republicans are every bit as bad if not worse because of their two-faced fraud.

    I’m afraid that frontier justice will be returning soon at a theatre near you.

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  12. Bob Parker says:

    I’m afraid that Flimsy Lindsey Goober Gramnesty continues to expose himself (& to a secondary extent the esteemed B*tch McConnell) as corrupt as many of his Democratic colleagues.

    However, it has now gotten to the point where even ol’ Goob simply cannot talk a good game anymore.

    Why Hannity wastes ANY additional airtime on the Goober baffles me. Goober’s “promises” ring hollow, & he needs to be primaried & voted out of office.

    Nuts to you Senator Goober Graham!!

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  13. hawkins6 says:

    I have no clear idea why Smokescreen Graham is not eagerly engaged in rooting out the “bad guys and gals” in the Swamp and in helping improve the FISA renewal process for the sake of the nation. Whatever his reasons are, he has been a lousy, ineffective choice for Judiciary Committee Chairman. His defense of Justice Kavanaugh was incredible but the fight against the Swamp was far from over.

    President Trump has been the political target of Chairmen Schiff and Nadler for sometime and their zealous unethical determination in trying to destroy P Trump never stops. If only Sen Graham had a similar zeal and determination, but with righteous goals instead, to counter the malicious efforts of the House and to engage in his own meaningful investigations and FISA contributions. 8 months and a few days until the election. Not very impressive.

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  14. Learned Hat says:

    Any word on how this is stacking up? My rep, who is the ultimate handshaking cog in the machine, said he was agin’it — so that’s something.

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  15. Gary Lacey says:

    Congressmen can’t serve two masters.

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  16. pruettassoc@yahoo.com says:

    This is a litmus test to show who is loyal and who a member in good standing of the Deep State.

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  17. pruettassoc@yahoo.com says:

    This is a litmus test to show who is loyal and who a member in good standing of the Deep State.

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  18. M W says:

    Lyndsey Graham was with Traitor John McCain too long. McCain was dirty on Ukraine and so is Graham. He is being blackmailed by Deep State for his and McCains crimes.

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  19. Thought Criminal says:

    How could a virtuous people stay loyal to such a government?

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