Skip to comments.Trump suggests he may veto surveillance bill
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 FBIs 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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Now Barr can really say it’s impossible for him to do his “work.”
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.
“...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!!!
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
Use that VETO pen, Mr. President!!!
If it were to lapse, would all current FISA warrants end? That might be a really good thing.
Thank you, Mr. President!!!
Time to put an end to the Surveillance State!!!
Make America Private Again!!!
We need to get rid of the secret court. After, if theres ever a real need, a normal constitutional court can still go in camera (private review, say if a spys identity were at stake ) but certainly an entire courts operations should not be hidden from public view and scrutiny!
YES - veto it.
Thank God for President Trump.
KILL THE BILL.
FISA is the Deep State’s noose around the necks of all Americans.
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..
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.
If needed to prevent an override to his veto, then Trump can veto it and signal that hes 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.
A veto would be sustained. Takes 290 votes to override in the House and the FISA bill got 278 votes.
Good. FISA needs to die.
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