PPSA OPINION: Unmasking the unmaskers
Attorney General William Barr drew stern objections from Democrats when he told Congress he believes “spying” occurred on the 2016 Trump campaign. He doubled down by unleashing U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
Liberals, mindful of leaker Edward Snowden’s revelation that the government had hoovered up Americans’ metadata under the last Republican president, are worried about the potential for warrantless surveillance under the current Republican president, whom Bernie Sanders accuses of being an “authoritarian leader.” Amid all this acrimony, Republicans and Democrats should realize we all need to better understand and control the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a law under which intelligence and law enforcement agencies can ensnare conversations between unwitting Americans and foreigners.
With confirmation hearings looming...
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