Why?
I’ll take states run by demoncraps for $500, Alex.


3 States Account for 42 Percent of All COVID-19 Deaths in America. Why?
Despite the recent coronavirus surge in southern states, three states—New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts—account for about 42 percent of COVID-19 deaths in America. Why?

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Few may have noticed that 42 percent of all COVID deaths in the US come from just three states—New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. These three states account for nearly 56,000 of the nearly 133,000 deaths in the US, even though they represent just 10 percent of the population. If these three states are excluded, the US suddenly finds itself somewhere in between nations such as Luxembourg (176/1M) and Macedonia (166/1M), where some of the better fatality numbers in Europe are found.


In a recent article in The Atlantic, Thomas Chatterton Williams decried America’s handling of the coronavirus.

The words “utter disaster” are used, and Williams, an expatriate, contrasts America’s response to that of France, where he currently lives.

“As Donald Trump’s America continues to shatter records for daily infections, France, like most other developed nations and even some undeveloped ones, seems to have beat back the virus,” Williams writes.

To be sure, the US response to the coronavirus was far from perfect (more on that later). But the article shows one of the challenges with this pandemic: even as more data is acquired, the picture doesn’t always get clearer.

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New head of news at NBC-Universal openly promises to discriminate against Caucasians

After just over a month in his new job as head of the newly formed NBC-Universal News Group, combining NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and all streaming operations, Cesar Conde is making news himself.  In a video and memo to the approximately 3,000 employees he supervises, Conde announced a goal of 50% of employees being female and 50% “people of color,” an expression commonly taken to mean non-Caucasians.

Since Caucasians account for more than 76% of the United States population according to the Census Bureau, this amounts to a vow of racial discrimination.

Ben Smith of the New York Times tweets out the memo:

According to the Los Angeles Times, women already constitute about half of the workforce, so the goals outlined by Conde are exclusively aimed at reducing the employment opportunities for Caucasians:

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Before ‘takedown’ of General Flynn, he was planning to audit John Brennan for running billions ‘off the books.’

Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said her client, in his duties as the White House national security adviser, was prepared to “audit” the U.S. intelligence community.

That, according to the former federal prosecutor, is partly why federal agents “set up” Flynn.

Powell, who took over Flynn’s defense last summer, told the “Vickie McKenna Show” on 1310 WIBA Madison that her client was “totally set up” because he threatened to expose wrongdoing by top intelligence officials in the Obama administration.

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Liberals: Then and Now

Liberals from November 2016 until June 2020: The Department of Justice enjoys independence, both legally as well as normatively, from the White House and President. The President should only supervise investigations and prosecutions at the broad policy-making level (via statutes and regulations) and by appointments in the normal course of rotation in office, through retirements and resignations. If the President wants to know the details of ongoing investigations and prosecutions, he can read about them in the newspapers like anyone else. The unitary executive theory is alien to our legal system—a phony doctrine made up by the Federalist Society.

Liberals after June 2020 Publication of the Strzok Memorandum in the Flynn MatterOf course, the President should be apprised of the details of all ongoing investigations—even if they involve the opposition party’s candidate and his confidantes. No one is above the law! The President is supposed to comment about how to staff those investigations. And the Vice President is supposed to put forward novel legal theories (e.g., the Logan Act) in order to help the investigation/prosecution (of his future opponent). These are not disqualifying conflicts: such conflicts are built into the Constitution. The Vice President is part of the Executive Branch and has a role in active Justice Department investigations—even if that involves the opposition. The unitary executive includes the Vice President. The Unitary Executive …

To put it another way … the active involvement of the Attorney General and Main Justice in overriding the decisions of subordinates and career civil servants is bad, particularly if all the facts are known and when it is done in public. But the Vice President’s putting forward novel legal theories to move an investigation of the opposition forward is … perfectly normal … especially when done in secret. Makes complete sense.

Seth

Judging FBI Conduct
The D.C. Circuit becomes the first court to acknowledge the FBI’s 2016 abuse.

House Judiciary Committee Democrats were back at their “politicized Justice Department” theme this week, calling a disgruntled former lieutenant of special counsel Robert Mueller to accuse the department of giving special treatment to President Trump’s allies. Too bad the testimony came on the very day a federal court confirmed that Mr. Mueller’s team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in misconduct.

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Exclusive: Police Source: Woman Who Framed Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Guilty of Perjury, Bribed With Cash Payment.

Newly obtained evidence indicates the woman who made false allegations against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was bribed to willfully lie under oath and engaged in extensive perjury in an effort to oust the rising Republican star from office, according to a police source with knowledge of an investigation into the circuit attorney’s misconduct.

Katrina “Kitty” Sneed, testified under oath that she secretly met with St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a George Soros funded prosecutor, in a hotel room in January and February of 2018.

Following the secret meeting, Gardner charged Greitens with felony invasion of privacy in February 2018 for allegedly taking nude a photograph of Sneed without her consent and threatening to use the photo for blackmail. Greitens denied the allegations and Gardner never produced any evidence.

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Facebook on Project Veritas Video: Comments [made] are ‘Not Consistent with our Policies,’ ‘Reviewing Training and Oversight’
Facebook HR exec Leslie Brown has been FIRED after Veritas video debut

[San Francisco, CA – June 25, 2020] Leslie Brown, the woman who appeared in a Project Veritas video making incendiary comments that debuted today, has been fired according to a text message received by PV CEO James O’Keefe.

Project Veritas Undercover Video: Facebook Content Moderator: ‘If Someone is Wearing a MAGA Hat, I Am Going to Delete Them For Terrorism’

Not unexpected by any means


Seattle Autonomous Zone Has First Case Police Brutality, Warlord

Antifa goons managed to take control of about six blocks of Seattle real estate. They’ve declared it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, as we wrote about yesterday.

As part of that process, the police pulled out of the area, leaving the area police station and leaving the neighborhood to the anarchists.

Of course, there’s been all kinds of hilarious issues within the CHAZ, such as the homeless they invited in having stolen all their food and ate it, leaving nothing for the CHAZ denizens to eat.

But, without any cops, there’s no police brutality, right?

You’d think, but you’d be wrong.

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Harvard Chairman Indicted for Lying About $1.5m Chinese Research Scheme

The chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department was indicted on charges he lied to US government officials about his work for a Chinese technology school while receiving federal research funds, according to the Justice Department.

Charles Lieber was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of making false statements about his association with Wuhan University of Technology, where he became a “Strategic Scientist” in 2011, while his Lieber Research Group received $15 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department, the Justice Department press release issued Tuesday says.

Politics as usual doesn’t stop for mere riots


ROD ROSENSTEIN ON FISA LIES: I’M ACCOUNTABLE BUT NOT RESPONSIBLE

This morning, [yesterday .ed] the Senate Judiciary Committee called Rod Rosenstein to testify about operation “crossfire hurricane,” the Mueller investigation, and related matters. I watched as much of it as I could stomach — a little less than two hours.

Rosenstein is a snake. He recommended that James Comey be fired (albeit for a different reason than the one Trump mentioned in an interview about Comey’s termination) and then made the firing of Comey the grounds for bringing in a special counsel.

Moreover, he selected Robert Mueller for the job even though President Trump had just rejected Mueller for the position of FBI director. Mueller was thus a disappointed office seeker.

Rosenstein gave Mueller a ridiculously broad writ to investigate, and stood by as Mueller hired one Trump-hating Democrat after another to staff his project. And Rosenstein declined to recuse himself even though he was a player in the firing of Comey — an important element of what he asked Mueller to investigate.

Rosenstein was snake-like again this morning. Most of the questions directed at him by Republicans had to do with his rubber stamping of applications to spy on Carter Page — applications that contained lies the Democrats had paid to procure and that were based on Russian disinformation.

Rosenstein told the Committee that he is “accountable” for this outrage, but not “responsible.” Pressed as to what he means by “accountable,” he said, in effect, he means appearing before the Committee to say he’s not responsible.

The Committee Democrats were their usual nauseating selves. They used their time mostly to (1) complain about the fact that the hearing is taking place and (2) bray about how Russia threatens our democracy.

But our democracy is threatened when partisans in the FBI who want to defeat a presidential candidate, and then want to “resist” the elected president, repeatedly lie to a court so they can spy on that candidate’s campaign. And, for all the noise about Russia, it doesn’t matter to Committee Dems that disinformation from Russians was at the heart of the FBI’s lying to the court and to others.

Of course, it doesn’t matter to them. The Russian disinformation was accumulated in a project paid for by Democrats.

The threat to our democracy, if any, posed by (1) the release by Russia of emails that reveal what Democrat operatives really think and (2) some posts dropped into the vast cesspool that is social media, pales in comparison to an effort by the FBI, predicated on Russian disinformation, to spy on and slander a presidential campaign — and later the elected president.

Yet the Democrats say there’s nothing to see here.

There’s plenty to see. However, the Senate Judiciary Committee isn’t the best vehicle for dealing with it.

John Durham is.

George-Soros-Backed Leftwing Radical Attorney General Kim Gardner Has Released Every Single Rioter and Looter Arrested in St. Louis

Little background:

George Soros realized that it was very expensive and very hard to attempt to support so many leftwing legislators that they could change the law to make crime, well, not a crime.

So he settled on a new strategy. One that worked. He put a huge amount of money into the campaigns of leftwing, pro-crime prosecutors and attorney generals.

He wouldn’t bother to get laws changed — too difficult! No legislator wants to face a campaign ad against him pointing out, accurately, that he voted to decriminalize crime.

No, he’d just bankroll dozens (hundreds?) of leftwing DAs and AGs to ignore the laws entirely, claiming that prosecutorial discretion gives the absolute power to simply declare that The Law Is No Longer The Law.

Like I said: It worked.

St. Louis’ Kim Gardner is one of George Soros’ success stories.

She accepted several hundred thousand dollars in in-kind donations in the form of positive campaign ads in her favor — to allow her to beat other moderate Democrats who were not pro-criminal in the primary — which were paid for by Stalinesquely named “Safety & Justice Committee,” which is devoted to releasing hardened dangerous criminals from jail to kill citizens.

This committee is funded by George Soros.

Who also funded the Ferguson rioters.

Joe Steiger, president of the police union, said he believes that Soros also funded out-of-state activists to escalate protests into riots in Ferguson after the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of Michael Brown, 18.”It’s pretty insulting,” Steiger said Friday of the contribution to Gardner. “It’s more important for people to realize that calling for ‘black lives matter’ and ‘blue lives matter’ is not an opposite proposition.”

When Gardner faced ethical complaints and possibly worse due to her shady political witchhunt of former governor Greitens, who descended upon St. Louis but a bunch of Gardner’s classmates from the Soros Finishing School for Young Maoists.

The convergence of the prosecutors, all supported by the same patron, demonstrates the emergence of a national alliance united by shared goals of overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system with an eye toward reducing or eliminating sentences for drug offenders and others.Aramis Ayala, the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida, was on hand to support Gardner. Ayala was backed by $1.4 million from Soros. Stephanie Morales, a Virginia commonwealth attorney, was also in attendance and received $100,000 from Soros’s Justice & Public Safety PAC. Diana Becton, a prosecutor in Contra Costa County in California, also benefited from $1.5 million the financier poured into the state to support progressive prosecutors.

By the way: Soros also bribes “conservatives” online to accuse you of “anti-semitism” for accurately describing his efforts to fund the revolutionary left wing.

Despite the fact that he is not Jewish and in fact helped Nazis loot treasure from captive Jews.

But hey — his checks clear. So it’s antisemitic, now, to point out publicly available facts.

Well, with all this background established, you will not be much surprised to learn that Soros’ personal AG has set free every single fucking rioter and looter the police arrested.

Catch and Release: Rioters Jailed in St. Louis and New York Set Free by Local Prosecutors

Even as US police crack down on riots and looting, authorities from St. Louis to New York City are simply releasing everyone arrested in connection with the unrest, due to the reform championed by social justice activists.

Retired police captain David Dorn was gunned down by looters and four active duty police were shot in St. Louis, Missouri, as protests over last week’s death of George Floyd in Minnesota turned into violent riots on Monday. The 25 people arrested in connection with the unrest were released by circuit attorney Kim Gardner, however.

“It’s unfathomable that every single person arrested that night has been released,” state Attorney General Eric Schmitt told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s stunning.” Schmitt vowed to do everything he can to prosecute the rioters.

Gardner is the first African-American circuit attorney in St. Louis, elected in 2016 with substantial assistance of Democrat mega-donor George Soros, following the unrest in nearby Ferguson. In 2018, she led a probe against the Republican Governor Eric Greitens, eventually dropping the charges after he resigned from office.

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking ‘private’ internet use

(Reuters) – Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode.

The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite their using what Google calls Incognito mode.

According to the complaint filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, Google gathers data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads.

This helps Google learn about users’ friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online, the complaint said.

Google “cannot continue to engage in the covert and unauthorized data collection from virtually every American with a computer or phone,” the complaint said.

Bob; Just to make it clear, I liked the scenery, but I don’t miss leaving.


Double Counting in Washington State

Public health officials in Washington state are counting people who were fatally injured with a firearm in the tally of COVID-19-related deaths. This decision – and it appears to have been made consciously – reinforces what we already know about public health officials.

In the best-case scenario, public health officials report data without regard for nuance. Perhaps that is the case in Washington state. As reported in the Seattle Times, “The rapid onslaught of this coronavirus forced officials to part from their normal process of counting deaths, [Health Statistics Manager Katie] Hutchinson said. Their goal was to get the data out as quickly as possible, “in near-real time so immediate decisions could be made to protect the health of Washingtonians,” Hutchinson said.

The data dashboard created by the Washington Department of Health includes people who tested positive for the virus and subsequently passed away from any cause – including gunshot wounds.

“About five cases involved COVID-positive people whose deaths involved gunshot wounds,” according to Hutchinson. The state epidemiologist for noninfectious conditions, Cathy Wasserman, claimed that “There’s a commitment to provide data as rapidly as possible and we have to balance that with our commitment to accuracy.”

Accuracy is critical in scientific analysis – and especially so when that analysis is used to guide policies that impact the people those policies are supposedly protecting. The inclusion of fatal gunshot wounds in this data raises some important questions.

Is there – or will there be – an effective double count of certain deaths in Washington state? Will these deaths – and the deaths of other COVID-positive people who were killed by some other cause – be counted once as the underlying cause of death and once as COVID-related? KOMO News reported that the counts will be adjusted, but why did the Department of Health put itself in position to need to make that sort of obvious adjustment.

Why are clear cases of non-COVID fatalities included at all? There is not likely to be disagreement among doctors or coroners about the cause of death, so these cases should not be attributed to anything but that cause. External causes – like gunshot wounds – are not as difficult to determine as internal causes, like a virus or the related effects.

This reflects a long-standing concern with fatality reporting as it relates to Second Amendment issues. Fatalities are tragic. Death certificates are produced for every death in the United States, meaning there is a record of every death and the cause of death. Every death can be counted and accurate counts are used for analysis. The CDC maintains two public databases that provide anyone access to this data (with certain limits to protect privacy) – WONDER and WISQARS.

When firearm-related fatality counts are not as high as anti-gun activists would like, they simply change the methodology. They rely on something other than death certificates. The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network used the anti-gun “Gun Violence Archive” to claim that there were more fatal gunshot-related accidents among children than the CDC reported death certificates. These anti-gun “journalists” just could not believe that the number of such fatal accidents had hit record lows in recent years and so they turned to a notoriously biased web scraper to produce a different count.

A count that did not rely on actual data.

Data is essential to good policymaking and government agencies that manipulate data – either intentionally or inadvertently – undermine trust in government. The pro-gun community must always closely examine the details of any argument supposedly based on data because, time and again, anti-gun activists will do whatever it takes to push their agenda.

We already know that anti-gun politicians will regurgitate whatever talking points and skewed “data” they think will help their cause. Electing reliable defenders of the 2nd Amendment will ensure that our rights are secure.

We don’t need a dataset to tell us that.

Other schtuff doesn’t just stop because some people riot.


Joe Biden Tapes Emerge in Ukraine

The previous week telephone recordings of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden emerged in Ukraine. The recordings are said to be conversations between then-Vice President Biden and then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. They involve an alleged attempt of American interference in Ukrainian domestic politics, as well as corruption.

The Accusations Against Biden

The latter is no new claim. President Donald Trump has repeatedly been attacking Biden for allegedly protecting his son Hunter Biden from investigations in Ukraine when Biden demanded the dismissal of then Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin.

A member of the Ukrainian Rada (parliament) called Andrii Derkach published the telephone recordings on YouTube last week in an apparent attempt to confirm team Trump’s allegations of corruption against Joe Biden.

The accusations against Biden have been a central strategy by the Trump campaign since Biden announced his candidacy. The allegations claim that Biden protected the Ukrainian energy company Burisma  — on whose supervisory board his son Hunter had been sitting at the time  — from investigations by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin. At the time, Schokin had been considered highly corrupt not only by the United States but the European Union also. President Poroshenko subsequently fired Shokin after Biden had publicly demanded it during a visit to Ukraine. In return, Kyiv received US aid that had previously been withheld.

Assessing the Impact of the Recordings

It is also worth noting that Derkach has been collaborating with Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who, despite his best efforts, has yet to present evidence on the Biden corruption claims. Moreover, Derkach claims to have received the recordings “from investigative journalists” – are bizarre at best. After all, journalists usually publish leaked material themselves and are not at the mercy of members of parliament to do so.

Nonetheless, everyone ought to be encouraged to have a listen, as despite the press conference and the pseudo-breaking-news-character Derkach attempted to utilize, at no point in the recordings are Derkach (nor Giuliani’s) claims against Biden confirmed. The term Burisma does not even appear in the recordings once, while a complete lack of context during the conversation, one can hear further disqualifies the recordings.

The recordings and the press conference are thus nothing more than a transparent attempt to provide team Trump with ammunition for new attacks against Biden in the election campaign. It is the latest attempt to frame Joe Biden after President Trump had previously asked current Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden himself in order to find incriminating material, and in exchange for military aid  — a move that initiated impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Biden’s Quid Pro Quo?

The truth is that the recordings only confirm what everyone with a sense of reality had already been cognizant of: Joe Biden was pushing the Ukrainian leadership to make efforts to fight corruption in exchange for US aid. He did so by arguably intervening more deeply in Kyiv politics than is customary between sovereign states, granted. However, nothing in the recordings contradicts Biden’s or the United States’ official stance on the issue. What it reveals is the difference in power between Washington and Kyiv and the diminutive status of a Ukrainian president on the world stage vis-à-vis an American Vice President.

Ukraine’s current President Zelensky was nonetheless satisfied with the press conference and the accusations against his predecessor Poroshenko. The “evidence” was sufficient to start an investigation into the former president on the grounds of treason, he confirmed.

As for Joe Biden, the story remains what Trump loyalists would otherwise call a “nothing burger”. Rudy Giuliani has been conducting his own “investigation” in Ukraine for months. However, his claims remain so outlandish that even Republicans are not inclined to go near these with a ten-foot pole. The whole saga remains a transparent and incoherent attempt to frame the man who is on course to prevent Trump’s reelection.

They Screwed General Flynn For THIS? Read The Transcripts Of Flynn-Kislyak Calls (Embedded)

Brand new DNI Ratcliffe sent the transcripts of phone conversations between Flynn and Kislyak that were declassified by Rick Grenell to Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Friday. They released it to the public (see below). A reading of the transcripts is more evidence that the FBI, DOJ, and President Obama screwed General Flynn and started and advanced the Russia hoax for absolutely nothing.

The released phone calls include a Dec. 23, 2016 call between Flynn, Kislyak, and Russian diplomat Aleksandr Pchelyakov, a Dec. 29, 2016 call between Flynn and Kislyak; a Dec. 31, 2016 call between Flynn and Kislyak; a Jan. 12, 2017 call between Flynn and Kislyak; and a Jan. 19, 2017 voicemail from Kislyak to Flynn.

As for the most significant issue about the call, the Obama administration’s Russia sanctions because of election interference they were discussed but not in the way the liberal media described three years ago. Flynn tried to keep things from getting out of hand. Flynn urged the Russians that if they had to reciprocate, do not make it bigger than what the Obama administration did, otherwise it would force a cycle of escalating tit for tat responses.

The Dec. 23 call began with a discussion of the anti-Israel UN Security Council vote that happened later that day. The anti-Israel team of Barack Obama & John Kerry directed UN Ambassador Samantha Power to abstain when UNSC resolution 2334 came to a vote rather than veto the anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. Since the abstention allowed the resolution to pass, the Obama action had the same effect as an anti-Israel UN Vote

True, Egypt wasn’t pressing for a vote, the U.S. was because Barack Obama wanted to smack the Jewish State one more time.  As the call continued, Flynn urged the Russians not to overreact to any penalties Obama may impose because of the Russian election interference.

On the Dec. 29 call, he reiterated that position in a more specific way and reminded the Ambassador that the two countries wanted to stay friends so they can solve their common Middle East problem (ISIS?).

Flynn did talk about the sanctions, but he didn’t say anything about removing them, he actually helped the Obama team by urging the Russkies not to overreact. For that, the FBI and DOJ tried to ruin his life.

The full document is below.

Flynn-Kislyak calls release… by Jeffrey Dunetz on Scribd

BAM: Trump Signs Executive Order to Strip Big Tech of ‘Liability Shield’ for Censoring Content

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to strip social media companies of their “liability shield” if they engage in censorship or political content. Trump’s order came two days after Twitter decided to issue an extremely biased “fact-check” on two of the president’s tweets, supporting vote-by-mail practices that are at the center of a lawsuit between the California Republican Party and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.). Trump has condemned the “fact-check” as an attack on free speech.

“Today, I am signing an Executive Order to protect and uphold the free speech and rights of the American people,” Trump declared. “Currently, social media giants like Twitter receive an unprecedented liability shield based on the theory that they’re a neutral platform, which they are not, not an editor with a viewpoint.”

“My executive order calls for new regulations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it so that social media companies that engage in censoring or any political conduct will not be able to keep their liability shield,” the president explained. “My executive order further instructs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit social media companies from engaging in any deceptive acts or practices regarding commerce.”

The president also directed Attorney General William Barr to work with the states “to enforce their own laws against such deceptive business practices.”

Echoing other critics of Big Tech, Trump said, “What they’re doing is tantamount to monopoly, you could say. It’s tantamount to taking over the airwaves.”……………

Until the FBI, DOJ and any other gubbermint agency that corruptly used the power of this law for political purposes is completely exposed and all perpetrators brought to justice, even a more watered down version of this shouldn’t even be considered. Of course the President should have been making this case before the Senate got their hands on it as it can be passed in the House without one Republican representative voting for it.
And if it does pass, Trump should veto the bill.


Trump urges House Republicans to reject FISA renewal bill
House to vote on surveillance-powers bill on Wednesday; Senate has already approved it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called on House Republicans to reject pending legislation that would renew a set of domestic surveillance powers that lapsed two months ago, a move that could doom the bill less than 24 hours before lawmakers were set to begin consideration of it.

“I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The president has said the intelligence community improperly used the law to surveil his presidential campaign for political reasons, an assertion disputed by former Obama administration officials.

Trump’s tweet follows months of uncertainty about whether or not he would support the legislation concerning aspects of FISA that both chambers of Congress have been debating since the start of the year. The Senate earlier this month voted 80-16 with large bipartisan support to renew the expired provisions with a host of changes intended to bolster privacy and transparency protections.

The House is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on the Senate-approved measure, but also had agreed to consider an amendment that would curtail when the Federal Bureau of Investigation can collect internet search records and browsing history from Americans when working on a national security investigation. A similar measure came one vote short of passing in the Senate but was expected to clear the House, along with the overall FISA bill.