Trump’s his­to­ry with FISA takes spot­light amid fight over FBI spy pow­ers

Trump’s history with FISA takes spotlight amid fight over FBI spy powers

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump urged Repub­li­cans on Wednes­day to vote against reau­tho­riz­ing Sec­tion 702 of the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act, cit­ing how the gov­ern­ment mis­used FISA to sur­veil one of his 2016 cam­paign aides.
How­ev­er, Trump’s oppo­si­tion to the bill did not entire­ly account for the for­mer president’s his­to­ry with Sec­tion 702 or the pro­vi­sions of the cur­rent reau­tho­riza­tion bill that the House is fight­ing over.
His call to reject the pow­er­ful sur­veil­lance pro­gram came in the form of a post on Truth Social hours before the House was set to cast a pro­ce­dur­al vote to advance the reau­tho­riza­tion bill.

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