House renews surveillance law after Trump posts differing tweets

House renews surveillance law after Trump posts differing tweets

But after the second tweet by the President - expressing support for the §702 FISA reauthorization - things calmed down, and the House moved to approve the plan.

But the president injected some last-minute drama to the proceedings.

Trump says: "This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"

The legislation was supported by Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

After the vote Thursday, Ryan, asked about his conversation with the president, said Trump's concerns regarded other parts of the law.

Hours later, the president appeared to back off supporting the limits by writing: "With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today's vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land".

Critics, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the right and Sen.

"My worry is that they also collect information on millions of Americans, and I don't want that database to be searched without a warrant", the Kentucky senator said. But it does not allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use this information as evidence against an American in a criminal case without a court order to access it, or without other approval from the attorney general.

What we've learned from this episode - one I'm sure Republican lawmakers who have spent months working to pass the reauthorization really enjoyed - is that "Fox and Friends" can get President Trump to do whatever it wants.

More news: MoneyGram share price rises after Ripple (XRP) pilot announced

As of press time, the House of Representatives is still planning to hold the FISA vote soon. Congress voted to extend the programs temporarily until January 19.

"You'll recall the deep criticisms the intelligence committee for not sharing, for creating stovepipes and walls and barriers, it's variously described". "Section 702 has been instrumental in preventing attacks on the homeland and removing terrorists from the battlefield", the letter said. They failed on Thursday to pass an amendment to include a warrant requirement before the NSA or other intelligence agencies could scrutinize communications belonging to Americans whose data is incidentally collected.

The issue has special resonance for Trump, who has questioned why the Obama administration may have revealed the identities of Trump campaign figures who interacted with foreign officials.

That's the section of the law the House voted today to extend-it's set to expire next Friday, and the Trump administration has argued that renewing it is critical to national security.

This week, Trump signed a memo ordering the director of national intelligence to recommend changes that could be made internally.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said the Nunes bill is so "deeply flawed" that it jeopardizes the renewal of the anti-terrorism law altogether.

President Donald Trump's morning penchant for firing off controversial messages on Twitter potentially derailed his administration's policy Thursday, after he came out against a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewal his own Administration is pushing.

Top lawmakers strongly criticized the president's last-minute intervention into the sensitive debate. "We're not talking about a tremendous number of national security cases".

But a coalition of 44 diverse groups from the liberal ACLU to the conservative FreedomWorks opposed Nunes' bill and supported the Amash-Lofgren legislation.

Related News:

  • Venom: First Official Look At Tom Hardy

    Venom: First Official Look At Tom Hardy

    We've been getting a lot of BTS videos and photos from the set, but now we have an official look of Hardy in character. Instead, this first official image is a look at Tom Hardy in reporter mode as Eddie Brock, pre-transformation.
    Google could be heading for speaker-less future

    Google could be heading for speaker-less future

    The acquisition could prove useful to Google, and could change the way it designed its future Pixel smartphones. Google has made a concerted effort at CES to promote new features in its series of voice-controlled speakers.
    Walmart to Raise Minimum US Wage to $11 an Hour

    Walmart to Raise Minimum US Wage to $11 an Hour

    Because of the tax reform law, Walmart says it's also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The benefit, which will be available to full-time hourly and salaried workers, will total $5,000 per child.
  • Trump touts a poll that's bad  for him

    Trump touts a poll that's bad for him

    Quinnipiac surveyed 1,106 voters from January 5-9 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. This is the highest number to respond this way in the history of the Quinnipiac poll , which began in 2001.
    President Oprah? It could happen, says political expert

    President Oprah? It could happen, says political expert

    Even former Vice President Joe Biden, if he chooses to run, would have to pull in more than party insiders to win, he said. The sources reportedly stressed that Winfrey has not yet decided whether to launch a campaign for the presidency.
    Facebook testing local news section on its platform

    Facebook testing local news section on its platform

    For those who have access to the feature, it is accessible via the menu button in the bottom-right of the main Facebook app. CNET reported today that the test is now live for a new section called " Today In " across six United States cities.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Going Well, Says Producer

    Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Going Well, Says Producer

    Their major AAA games take forever to come with the famous Final Fantasy 13 taking close to 5 years to launch. Viewers can tune into the program, complete with English subtitles, on the Square Enix YouTube channel .
    MacOS High Sierra lets you unlock App Store preferences with any password

    MacOS High Sierra lets you unlock App Store preferences with any password

    A local admin can enter their username and any password in the App Store section of System Preferences to unlock the menu. While this may seem trivial to some, this flaw could have future security implications for users.
    Lamborghini Urus launched in India priced at Rs. 3 crore

    Lamborghini Urus launched in India priced at Rs. 3 crore

    India is a strategic market for Lamborghini in terms of future growth volumes, said Sharad Agarwal, head, Lamborghini India. India, as a market for Lamborghini is playing a very interesting role step by step into the overall sales globally.
  • House Reauthorizes Surveillance Bill, Ryan Clarifies Trump's Concerns

    House Reauthorizes Surveillance Bill, Ryan Clarifies Trump's Concerns

    The White House declined to comment on who spoke to the President on Thursday about the FISA issue. The legislation was supported by Rep.

    ICE Cracks Down on 7-Elevens in a Predawn Raid

    Eight have pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay more than $2.6 million in back wages, and the ninth was arrested in November. Furthermore, under him, ICE has apparently made nearly 40 percent more captures.
    Final Remix Coming To Nintendo Switch With New Content

    Final Remix Coming To Nintendo Switch With New Content

    Payday 2 - Dark Souls may be a surprisingly mature addition to Nintendo's library, but it's not quite as surprising as Payday 2 . If players buy it now, they will also get a new set of avatar items. "This new version launches for Nintendo Switch in spring".


Most liked

Seal slams Oprah's "sanctimonious" speech, says she knew all along
Before her Golden Globes barnburner speech on sexual assault, Winfrey had previously spoken about the Weinstein scandal on her Facebook page .

India orders fresh inquiry into historic Sikh masscare
The Haryana government had Justice SN Dhingra inquiry commission to inquire into questionable land deals by Robert Vadra. It said a supervisory body it had appointed found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation.

3 former Blackhawks named to Canada's Olympics hockey team
Wojtek Wolski, who thought his hockey career was over a year to due to a neck injury, played in 451 games for five teams. Peters plays in Germany, Scrivens in Russia's KHL and Poulin for a Croatian team that plays in the Austrian league.

'Fast Eddie' Clarke, last surviving member of Motörhead, dies aged 67
Clarke's passing comes after the deaths former Motorhead bandmates Lemmy Kilmister and Phil Taylor, who both died in 2015. The band released 22 studio albums and went through numerous lineup changes, but the formation including Mr.

Bon Jovi to kick off tour in Denver in March
Bon Jovi's last New Jersey show of this size came in 2013, on its Because We Can Tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. After VIP pre-sales, the public on-sale date for Bon Jovi's Raleigh show will be January 19, via Ticketmaster .

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Switch on May 4
The new addition for the Switch release comes in the way of the super cool, surfing Funky Kong and a new "chill" mode of play. In the case of Hyrule Warriors , we'll get all the content from both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game.

Monster Hunter producer discusses PC port delay
This means building a new matchmaking system and figuring out things the Monster Hunter team hadn't tried before. It was further revealed that the developers encountered challenges with online matchmaking.

The corpse of Circuit City will rise again on February 15
During its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, Circuit City was the second-largest US electronics retailer after Best Buy. The company will relaunch online next month, while its physical presence in the form of stores is coming later.

'Dark Souls: Remastered' Rekindles The Flame On May 25
Playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X will allow players to enjoy the game at upscaled 4K resolution . However if you don't yet have a Nintendo Switch or have yet to play Dark Souls , don't worry.

The Wold Ends With You Final Remix Heading to Nintendo Switch
Unfortunately, we've still no news on Nintendo's online service, Virtual Console, or non-gaming Apps. The Direct will also feature minor updates on Fe, Payday 2 , and Celeste .

Eagles to play Jaguars in London
So at least the Seahawks' bye is in a more optimal time of late October, close to the midway point of the 16-game regular season. As ESPN's Mike Reiss noted, the Patriots' road game to the Jaguars had previously been under consideration for the London game.

Why Gillian Anderson Is Saying Goodbye to The X-Files Forever
Carter wasn't at the panel today as his house in Montecito was evacuated due to the post-wildfire flooding. However, Anderson has said that this is going to be the final outing for the special agent.

North Royalton hacker stole potentially embarrassing information from computers, feds say
Using the stolen login credentials, Durachinsky was able to access and download additional information from third-party websites. The investigation determined that Durachinsky had infected computers at other universities and institutions from 2003 to 2017.

Hold the Romaine Lettuce
These seven new reports bring the total number of cases involving E. coli to 66 in the USA and Canada, with two of those cases being deadly.

Meltdown & Spectre Patches Causing Boot Issues for Ubuntu 16.04 Computers
All users who reported issues said they were unable to boot after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 with kernel image 4.4.0-108. The highlights of this update are security fixes for Meltdown and Spectre attacks.