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Trump suggests he may veto surveillance bill
The Hill ^ | 03 12 2020 | Morgan Chalfant

Posted on 03/12/2020 8:56:08 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

President Trump on Thursday said that “many” Republican senators want him to veto legislation reauthorizing expiring intelligence programs, an indication the president is considering doing so.

“Many Republican Senators want me to Veto the FISA Bill until we find out what led to, and happened with, the illegal attempted ‘coup’ of the duly elected President of the United States, and others!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning, referring to the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and contacts between his campaign and Moscow, which has not been deemed illegal.

Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), both of whom are allies of the president, have been pressing Trump to veto the House legislation reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), arguing it does not contain significant enough reforms.

The House version, which is backed by Attorney General William Barr, reauthorizes expiring intelligence programs and also includes broader changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The measure was passed by the House with bipartisan support on Wednesday in a 278-136 vote, setting up a vote in the Senate as soon as Thursday.

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1 posted on 03/12/2020 8:56:08 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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Good


2 posted on 03/12/2020 8:56:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Now Barr can really say it’s impossible for him to do his “work.”


3 posted on 03/12/2020 8:58:27 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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He really should but he also knows deep state will be working over time to cause a domestic terror attack that they could pin on him for canceling FISA. He should take solace in the fact that they would blame the attack on him regardless of what he does.


4 posted on 03/12/2020 9:00:03 AM PDT by McCarthysGhost (q)
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“...until we find out what led to, and happened with, the illegal attempted ‘coup’ of the duly elected President of the United States, and others!’”

and not until those responsible for “the illegal attempted ‘coup’” are brought to justice. We must see punishment for the perps!!!!

This is a MUST DO!!!


5 posted on 03/12/2020 9:00:18 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Kill FISA, and now that Barr backs it we know which end of the pool he is from - the Deep End of the swamp. Sessions v2.0


6 posted on 03/12/2020 9:01:36 AM PDT by datura
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Use that VETO pen, Mr. President!!!


7 posted on 03/12/2020 9:01:58 AM PDT by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept)
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To: yesthatjallen

If it were to lapse, would all current FISA warrants end? That might be a really good thing.


8 posted on 03/12/2020 9:04:33 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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Thank you, Mr. President!!!

Time to put an end to the Surveillance State!!!

Make America Private Again!!!


9 posted on 03/12/2020 9:05:48 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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10 posted on 03/12/2020 9:05:52 AM PDT by conservative98
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We need to get rid of the secret court. After, if there’s ever a real need, a normal constitutional court can still go in camera (private review, say if a spy’s identity were at stake ) — but certainly an entire court’s operations should not be hidden from public view and scrutiny!


11 posted on 03/12/2020 9:06:59 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE).)
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To: yesthatjallen

YES - veto it.


12 posted on 03/12/2020 9:12:36 AM PDT by PGR88
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Thank God for President Trump.


13 posted on 03/12/2020 9:15:07 AM PDT by TianaHighrider (God bless President Trump)
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KILL THE BILL.

FISA is the Deep State’s noose around the necks of all Americans.


14 posted on 03/12/2020 9:15:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Messaging to Snowflakes: They stole it from Bernie AGAIN!)
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To: McCarthysGhost
He really should but he also knows deep state will be working over time to cause a domestic terror attack that they could pin on him for canceling FISA. He should take solace in the fact that they would blame the attack on him regardless of what he does.

I'm pretty sure that idea will be a hot topic in those deep state offices. We found out later that every terrorist over the years was being "monitored" and yet..

15 posted on 03/12/2020 9:22:38 AM PDT by catbertz
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So right. Many if not all were known wolfs. I mean you can still get wire taps the old fashioned way if law enforcement needs them. The FISA is a weapon used against The American people to short circuit our democracy by blackmailing politicians, spying on anyone for any reason, launching coups etc. It was heavily used by Obama to foist his horrible policies on America.


16 posted on 03/12/2020 9:29:29 AM PDT by McCarthysGhost (q)
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To: yesthatjallen

If needed to prevent an override to his veto, then Trump can veto it and signal that he’s open to a short term re-authorization to continue until the expected timing of the results of the Durham probe, after which everyone can then decide on whether the program should continue based on whether or not those who abused the program have been held accountable.


17 posted on 03/12/2020 9:30:33 AM PDT by zencycler
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A veto would be sustained. Takes 290 votes to override in the House and the FISA bill got 278 votes.


18 posted on 03/12/2020 9:32:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever po)
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To: yesthatjallen

HOORAY Chief.


19 posted on 03/12/2020 9:33:46 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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Good. FISA needs to die.


20 posted on 03/12/2020 9:36:39 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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