Thursday, January 11, 2018

UPDATE: Ryan Spyin' Again

It seems that the Fourth Amendment is a hindrance to Big Brother.

...the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how authorities can use the information that is collected....

...Just a few hours before the vote, President Trump roiled the waters by sending out a tweet that appeared to contradict his own administration’s opposition to the changes, which were offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).

That amendment failed by a vote of 183-233....

Amash's amendment would have required the FBI to get a warrant when spying on US citizens.  That's all.  Just a warrant.

(Note to self:  check Sensenbrenner's vote on both these items..... )

Trump flat-out lied or mis-led on the topic, claiming that he 'fixed the procedure.'  He did not, because the law governs, not the reg. 

Deep State wins this round.

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