(TargetLiberty.org) – House Democrats were panicking Wednesday as President Trump threatened to veto the renewal of a controversial surveillance bill that’s been abused to target his administration. The House had been scheduled to authorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Wednesday night, but following the president’s tweet, they adjourned without a vote.
The 1978 FISA Act sets the rules for the surveillance of foreign powers and their agents in the US. However, the administration says it’s been misused to justify the fake Russia collusion scandal and the persecution of administration officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is determined to renew it, but Trump is adamant that he won’t let it pass.
If the FISA Bill is passed tonight on the House floor, I will quickly VETO it. Our Country has just suffered through the greatest political crime in its history. The massive abuse of FISA was a big part of it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
It’s now emerged that on Wednesday, the Department of Justice urged Trump to veto the bill, warning that in its current form it goes too far and is a threat to national security. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is also opposed to it.
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