Pelosi accused the administration of trump's unwillingness to protect the privacy
The speaker of the U.S. house of representatives Nancy Pelosi accused the administration of President Donald trump's unwillingness to protect civil liberties and privacy of Americans, a statement the speaker made against the backdrop of trump's threats to veto a bill that regulates electronic surveillance.
She also confirmed that, given the failure of the Democrats and Republicans to vote for the bill, remove it from the discussion. Now, according to her, the fate of the document will decide the special conference, which will include representatives of both houses of Congress who will try to work out a common text.
We are talking about amendments to the law on covert surveillance for the purposes of foreign intelligence (FISA), which operates since late 1970-ies and in which in recent years were corrected, including electronic surveillance. The discussion was a program of the FBI surveillance of individual extremists, not associated with any group, as well as the program that allows you to monitor a suspect using all of his electronic devices.
Previously, the bill was already passed in the house of representatives and later the Senate passed its own bill with some differences, and it was re-discussed in the house of representatives. But the deal between Republicans and Democrats in Congress collapsed, and the Ministry of justice withdrew its support for recommending Trump to veto the bill. Meanwhile, large-scale surveillance program, whose existence was first revealed to the public in 2013, the ex-intelligence officer Edward Snowden, are unable to continue due to the lack of congressional authorization. If there is a consensus in Congress will not be able to reach, these programs may be discontinued indefinitely.
According to the version of the program, in effect until March, the FBI can get a warrant for the collection of telecommunications information and implement the surveillance of terrorist suspects, while the Federal authorities do not have to prove that the object of surveillance is somehow connected with terrorists. As shown by Snowden on the basis of secret documents, in the past, the program was used for mass data collection on phone calls and electronic communications in the United States and in other countries. Report of the inspector General, the FBI showed serious errors and violations in collecting the data, including the investigation of "Russian Affairs" about the alleged relationship of the tramp with Russia. The existence of such relations on the results of the investigation confirmed was not in the White house and the Kremlin, their presence is denied.