Via The Tennessee Star -- Commentary: FISA Reform Bill Would Still Have Allowed Spying on Trump Campaign Via Carter Page
Kudo to Robert Romano of Americans for Limited Government to point out the deficiencies of the recent House legislation reauthorization Section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Romano notes that the bill improves Congressional oversight and gives the House and Senate intelligence committees the ability to gain access to FISA warrant applications.
“In other areas the legislation completely misses the mark, requiring Attorney General to sign off only applications largely targeting a candidate for federal office or an elected official. Carter Page was not a candidate. He was a campaign volunteer. That was the cute way to spy on Trump without making him the target of the warrant. And the new bill authorizes it. The bill as written would not require the Attorney General to have even looked at the Carter Page FISA applications. Just don’t target the candidate or official, and the Attorney General doesn’t need to see the application. This is embarrassing.”