FBI Abused Spy Powers Against US Senator, Judge

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A court disclosure issued Friday exposed multiple egregious abuses of a spy program the Biden administration is asking Congress to renew.

The relevant law, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, allows spy agencies to collect and search data including emails and other communications.

Officials say it facilitates high priority work on China and Russia while addressing threats like terrorism and cybersecurity.

But even before the court’s opinion, the renewal faced bipartisan opposition due to its controversial use of surveillance against Americans.

The newly revealed violations concern FBI employees inappropriately searching the last names of an unnamed US senator, who has reportedly been notified of the violation, as well as a state senator.

Another FBI agent improperly queried the Social Security number of a state judge who had accused a municipal chief of police of civil rights violations.

In each case, the Justice Department’s national security division reviewed the inquiries and found they didn’t meet FBI standards of evidence required.

The ALCU’s deputy director of its National Security Project issued a statement demanding Congress reigns in the intelligence community.

“As Congress debates reauthorizing Section 702, these opinions show why that can’t happen without fundamental reforms,” Patrick Toomey said.

Bipartisan Opposition Based on Past Violations

These are not the first violations of Section 702.

Earlier this year, officials disclosed that the FBI improperly searched databases for information after the incident on January 6th as well as following widespread riots after George Floyd died in police custody.

Those disclosures caught the attention of both Democrats and Republicans, but more Republicans have jumped on board after multiple failures were revealed about the FBI’s investigation of former President Donald Trump and alleged collusion between his 2016 and Russia.

FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement of defense, citing reforms the agency has made lately.

“We take seriously our role in protecting national security and we take just as seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of our Section 702 authorities,” Wray said in his statement. “We will continue to focus on using our Section 702 authorities to protect American lives and keeping our Homeland safe, while safeguarding civil rights and liberties.”


    • These left wing radicals are waging war against Americans that disagree with them and their policies. They have weaponized our law enforcement departments of the government to try and control us. What they are doing is pushing us closer and closer to that second American revolution that has been talked about for the last several years now. If we don’t purge all democrats from our government, and this may just be our last chance, they will destroy our country and eliminate our constitutional republic and replace it with their version of a socialist government, with them in total control of course.

      • Not “democrats”; let go that paradigm, and realize is a left vs right paradigm we are battling, in the Biblical context of left and right. At tis point n history the party labels are essentially meaning ess; what matters is whether 1 is left, or right (curse or blessing), I think, if you look clinically, you will see Yhwh God’s designations of left or right are more accurate. Have leftist policies used or blessed us? Have right wing policies cursed or blessed us? Party labels don’t always tell the truth of where a person stands…

  1. The FBI must be either monumentally changed or abolished altogether. Even in it’s infancy the the FBI should have been organized in a totally different way. Instead of it being organzed under the DOJ, which is subservient to the Executive Branch, it should have been organized under the Legislative Branch because it is the Legislative Branch that represents the American people. Under the Legislative Branch it’s long standing rogue actions could be stopped dead in their tracks. Under the Executive Branch has caused the thing thatt he Founders most feared,that is the collusion between the the two seemingly most powerful branches against the Legislative Branch. If the Founders fully intended the U.S. government to be a “government of the people, by the people and for the people”, then the Judicial Branch must report to and be controlled by the people through the peoples branch; the Legislature. The Founders rightfully feared the situation we are witnessing where the DOJ is working directly for a rogue Executive against “we the people”. Nobody with a functioning brain can deny America is a soft dictatorship ruled by a communist/Marxist despot who is controlled by an individual behind the curtain whose goal was to “fundamentally change the country. I firmly believe that that former president and the DNC provides all of the ideas, decisions and ruling that that former president intended to apply to make this country into a socialist/communist dictatorship. He may be an ex president but he is still in D.C. calling the shots.

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