Exclusive: The Trump administration has urged Congress to make permanent the expiring legal authority that empowers the National Security Agency to gain access to logs of Americans’ domestic communications. For now, it's set to expire in December.
New: The next fight in the Stellarwind/Snowden/Freedom Act saga has arrived. In letter obtained by NYT, Trump asks Congress to permanently reauthorize NSA's expiring power to access domestic call records, acknowledging program is dysfunctional & suspended.
This is a fucking bad idea and given Trump’s concerns about spying on his campaign it’s ludicrous that he would allow his administration to ask for this.
☎️ NEW: In a letter obtained by , the Trump admin is asking Congress to permanently reauthorize NSA's expiring power to access domestic call records, even as it acknowledges that the program is dysfunctional and has been suspended
Plainly this ineffective and abuse-plagued surveillance program must be retained if we are to ensure the possibility of needless civil liberties violations in the future.