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FBI, NSA Officials Urge Congress to Retain Spy Powers Under Patriot Act

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI and National Security Administration are on the verge of losing surveillance powers that were gained after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Authorities for both agencies are urging lawmakers to preserve the spy powers before the expire June 1, The Guardian reports. 

Some members of Congress want more surveillance reforms to protect the privacy of innocent Americans.

Losing the authority gained in Section 215 of the Patriot Act will make it difficult to conduct some federal investigations, authorities warned.

Whether Congress renews the powers may depend on the newest members of Congress.

“A lot of it is going to hinge on the freshmen. Right now, as far as I can tell, the select intelligence committee is making a real strong play to persuade the freshmen that all of these public concerns are overblown,” Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, said.

 

 


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Comment from gsosbee
Time May 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I have proven over the past 15 years that the fbi,cia,dod, police, et al (& with the full complicity and assistance of congress & the courts) secretly torture, force suicide and murder our people via chemical, biological, viral and DEW assaults (as well as false imprisonment of large numbers of innocent persons), inter alia; therefore, the representatives and employees of the US government, individually and severally in all branches & departments are by their role in such atrocities best described as cowardly, creepy assassins, though most pretend to be perfect examples of morality/leadership for the people. http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/affidavit2007.html

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