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WE NOW KNOW: FISA COURT MUST GO (WSJ EDITION)
Powerline ^ | January 14, 2020 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 01/14/2020 2:54:02 PM PST by Rocky

Edited on 01/14/2020 4:02:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Say youíre a secret federal court that signed off on wiretaps of a Trump campaign official based on Russian disinformation financed by the Clinton campaign and midwifed through anti-Trump partisans at the FBI. The court did nothing about this deception for three years despite accumulating evidence presented to it. Once this is all publicly exposed, would your response be to hire a former Obama official and media apologist for the FBI to restore the courtís credibility?


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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: corruptfisa; corruptfisajudges; fisa; fisacorruption; fisacourt; fisagate; fisaimprionoffelony; fisatreason; fisavsamerians; treasonousfisa
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Repeal FISA
1 posted on 01/14/2020 2:54:02 PM PST by Rocky
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To: Rocky

I was just doing a search and it wasnt clear to me that FISA hasn’t already sunset. Does anyone know the current status? I see several dates regarding renewal, but I cant find anything that says it was extended beyond Dec of last year.


2 posted on 01/14/2020 2:58:39 PM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Rocky

Nobody here ever thought it was valuable.

Exactly the opposite.


3 posted on 01/14/2020 3:00:07 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Rocky

FISA courts were started in the 1970s, but they really were given their power, combined with centralized intelligence collection, with the Patriot Act.

So, all it took was ONE President from the start of the Patriot Act (Obama), and his corrupt fellow-travelers, to abuse the immense power they were given, and prove a grave harm against the Constitution.


4 posted on 01/14/2020 3:01:20 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Magnum44

The same programs keep getting extended under different bills with different names.

But the Deep State will never surrender the surveillance apparatus. It will not be dismantled or rendered useless.

And, it will always be used for purposes those in power think it should be used for, without regard for the law.

As long as it exists it will be an enemy of the American people.


5 posted on 01/14/2020 3:03:54 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Rocky

Lawyers.
Most are good.
Some are less than good.
Then there are lawyer politicians.
Below that there are Dorkbama lawyers.
And at the very bottom - yup, FISA.


6 posted on 01/14/2020 3:07:11 PM PST by Da Coyote (is)
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To: Rocky

Traitor Roberts’ fault.

Impeach him now.


7 posted on 01/14/2020 3:07:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Rocky

The FISA judges, petitioners and process have all proven themselves untrustworthy, and therefore of zero value.


8 posted on 01/14/2020 3:08:33 PM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: Da Coyote

Lawyers.
Argue often against logic and reason, for success and money.
Many have psychological issues, and high alcoholism, divorce and suicide rates.
Most politicians and most all judges are...lawyers.
Our feet-thick laws and reg’s are a lawyer’s playground, written by lawyers.
Lawyers are often immune, and hardly ever sue another lawyer.
Lawyers are mostly Democrats.


9 posted on 01/14/2020 3:15:07 PM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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FISA court’s appointment of one David Kris to serve as amicus curiae

What?? Was James Comey not available?

10 posted on 01/14/2020 3:25:17 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfuAJcWl6DE Kill a Commie for Mommie)
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To: Rocky
Didn't they assure us that this would never happen. That there would be checks to prevent it.

Proof again that humans, at their core, are scoundrels and thieves and cannot be trust with absolute power.

11 posted on 01/14/2020 3:28:27 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Magnum44
I was just doing a search and it wasnt clear to me that FISA hasn’t already sunset. Does anyone know the current status? I see several dates regarding renewal, but I cant find anything that says it was extended beyond Dec of last year.

https://www.wired.com/story/fisa-section-702-renewal-congress/, dated 1/11/18

The spying initiatives Snowden brought to light are authorized under Section 702 of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, which was set to expire later this month. On Thursday, Congress voted down an effort to reform Section 702, and instead passed a bill that expanded warrantless surveillance of US citizens and foreigners. The newly passed bill reauthorizes Section 702 for six years, long after President Trump’s first term in office will have expired.

This part at least was renewed for six years in Jan 2018.

12 posted on 01/14/2020 3:30:26 PM PST by Rocky
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To: Rocky

Agreed! Then take everybody connected to that “court” into custody for some enhanced interrogations.


13 posted on 01/14/2020 3:31:49 PM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: Magnum44

https://reason.com/2019/06/19/house-votes-down-amashs-attempt-to-stop-warrantless-fisa-surveillance/

Amash tried to stop FISA last year. I’m not a big fan of Amash in general, but he was right on this issue.


14 posted on 01/14/2020 3:32:39 PM PST by Rocky
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To: Magnum44

From what Devin Nunes was saying the other day, FISA is up for renewal in March of this year. Looks like the perfect time to defund and dismantle it.


15 posted on 01/14/2020 3:33:26 PM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: PGR88

The “Patriot Act” was passed into law after the 9-11 attacks. Bush and his band of Statists/Globalists couldn’t pass that POS fast enough.


16 posted on 01/14/2020 3:35:22 PM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: Rocky

With the FISA court hiring a fox to guard the hen house it’s clear how the Obama FBI got away with lying to the FISA court. They got away with lying because the FISA court expected and wanted the FBI to lie to them. The judges are complicit in this conspiracy.


17 posted on 01/14/2020 3:42:00 PM PST by nagant
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To: Paladin2

Of course Roberts is DeepState.


18 posted on 01/14/2020 3:45:22 PM PST by A strike ( Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Rocky

Well duh


19 posted on 01/14/2020 3:45:57 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Rocky

Wasn’t 3 years of inaction since the Adm Rogers whistleblowing enough to convince everyone?

Courts are “ordained and established” by Congress (see Article III, Section 1). Thus, they can dissolve them at any time.

Few in Congress want to.


20 posted on 01/14/2020 3:51:02 PM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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