March 24, 2017

Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy

By Adam Klein

Source: FCW

Journalist(s) Sean Carberry

Congress was already facing a contentious debate over reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act before the end of the year. Now, the growing controversy around foreign surveillance and President Donald Trump and his associates is turning up the heat.

On March 22, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) called a press conference to announce that he had been presented with classified reports showing that Trump associates, and possibly the president himself, had been caught up in what he characterized as legal FISA surveillance of foreign subjects.

Nunes then went to brief the president about his findings before sharing them with the rest of the intelligence committee. Some Democrats have said that action compromised the committee's investigation and that Nunes should step down as committee chair.

Read the full article at FCW.

  • Adam Klein

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Adam Klein is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.  His research centers on the intersection of national security policy and law, inclu...