More word about NSA illegality.

jim bell jdb10987 at
Tue May 30 00:19:34 PDT 2017

By Dr. Katherine Harris | OpsLens“With the new administration of President Donald Trump and his new Attorney General, there is a move to limit the abuses of the restrictions imposed by the FISA courts.The release of ‘declassified’ top secret documents reveals that the NSA, under the Obama administration, routinely violated standards, safeguards, and the Constitution.In a ruling issued last month, but just now unsealed, the 99-page court opinion chastised NSA for spying without warrants.  The FISA Court (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) censured administration officials saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to an “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.”The 4th Amendment says the following: “no Warrants shall be issued but upon probable cause supported by Oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the person or things to be seized.”So, what exactly is at issue here?  Use of NSA generated data without a FISA warrant under the guise of National Security purposes, poses a serious threat.  Blatant, consistent, and knowingly violating the minimization procedures and protocols for collecting data was for years ignored.
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