Surveillance Reform Clash Brewing in Congress
Article from The Hill by Jordain Carney.
Congress is gearing up for a high-profile fight over reauthorizing a handful of controversial surveillance programs months before the 2020 elections.
After punting late last year to give themselves more time to negotiate, lawmakers now have 15 working days to figure out whether and how to reauthorize expiring provisions of the USA Freedom Act by the March 15 deadline.
The policy battle comes as tensions are already running high in Washington after a weeks-long fight emanating from the Justice Department — which will also be at the center of the surveillance discussion — and with the November elections injecting a higher dose of politics into any discussion involving Congress and President Trump.
Attorney General William Barr will meet with Senate Republicans during a closed-door policy lunch on Tuesday, his first face-to-face with most senators since the controversy over the department’s handling of the case involving Trump associate Roger Stone.
Read the entire article at The Hill.
I think That this process should be stopped. There is no reason the government needs to collect all this information. 911 would have been stopped if the government officials, had done their jobs and paid attention to the information, they already had. There is no need for this collection of information, it should be stopped immediately. I don’t care if Barr says he wants it, he is going to use it against people in the future, not presently. That means he is going to prepare a case out of unrelated things, to make himself look, like he is doing his job. I wish he would go after the people we know broke the laws, Clinton’s, Obama’s, Biden’s, Half of the Democrat party at the top, that should be his job. Then America could start healing again and we would be able to look our children, in the face and say we have done the right thing. We haven’t been able to do that for over forty years. There are some Republicans that need to be tried for their crimes too, I just don’t have their names. I think one of them is the person, that voted to impeach the president. He belongs in jail for his crimes.