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One of the things that drives me nuts about the obsessive focus on Russia right now is the claim that Vladimir Putin is the biggest risk to America, to the EU, to western civilization. That claim ignores that -- to the extent Putin is engaged…
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Tom Rooney and Trey Gowdy are very concerned the leak of details of Mike Flynn's incidental collection will make it harder for them to reauthorize Section 702. But in the process of expressing that concern, they made it clear they have zero understanding of how FISA works -- or how easy it is to access US person content, particularly at the FBI.
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Very early in today's Russia hack hearing, Jim Comey confirmed there was a counterintelligence investigation into Russia and Trump associates. It wasn't until close to the end of the hearing, however, when Elise Stefanik elicited the detail that FBI had delayed briefing congressional leaders because of the seriousness of the investigation.
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In a speech this week, Ron Wyden reviewed the history of the IC's refusal to admit how many Americans are surveilled under Section 702. The history adds to the case that the IC refuses to come up with this number because if they do so, a great deal of what they're collecting will be deemed illegal.
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Back when Dianne Feinstein was defending the phone dragnet she authorized, she claimed that so long as no content got collected, it didn't count as surveillance. "This is just metadata" she said after the first Snowden leak. She's not saying that anymore.
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Most of the things alleged in an indictment against two FSB officers and two other Russian hackers are things the NSA does all the time -- and things the US has not charged in similar cases. So why did they charge it the way they did?
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