March 10, 2017

Trump’s claim of FISA use against him puts focus on spying scope

By Adam Klein

Source: The Washington Times

Journalist(s) Alex Swoyer

President Trump’s claim that the Obama administration used a law meant for snooping on foreign agents against him during the presidential campaign has raised new questions about the scope of government spying, just months before the law is due for renewal.

The White House has offered no evidence to back up Mr. Trump’s claim, but the allegation has sent ripples through Capitol Hill, where lawmakers will have to decide by the end of the year whether to renew key parts of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

“I think it’s very problematic,” House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said this week, ramping up the pressure on the intelligence community to make the case for renewal.

Read the full article at The Washington Times.

  • 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...