Wray Calls For Restora­tion Of Sec­tion 702 of FISA: ‘Poten­tial For A Coor­di­nat­ed Attack’ In U.S.

Wray Calls For Restoration Of Section 702 of FISA: ‘Potential For A Coordinated Attack’ In U.S.

FBI Direc­tor Christo­pher Wray called for the restora­tion of Sec­tion 702 of the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act, which per­mits the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to gath­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions from non-Amer­i­cans over­seas on U.S.-based plat­forms, but which has also been abused in the past to mon­i­tor Amer­i­can cit­i­zens.
The much-scru­ti­nized law is up for renew­al but failed to pass a key hur­dle Wednes­day amid inter­nal debate among Repub­li­cans about adding ade­quate pro­tec­tions against future abuse of the law.
Wray, speak­ing to Con­gress, cit­ed his “imme­di­ate con­cern” being “indi­vid­u­als or small groups [who] will draw twist­ed inspi­ra­tion from the events in …