Huge chunks of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa) expire at the end of this week. This is the law that the Deep State used to spy on the Trump administration. They weaponized this law to violate Americans' Constitutional rights, all to try and take out their political opponent.
Last week, we were hopeful that Conservatives were going to be able to amend this law to strip the Deep State of its power. But Nancy Pelosi has now given Republicans an ultimatum: Either reauthorize Fisa as-written, or she will let it expire. Establishment Republicans like Lindsey Graham, always terrified, now say that they need to bow down to Pelosi's demands and "reluctantly" vote to re-authorize it as-is.
The GOP is already starting to pressure Trump to agree to a reauthorization.
Let me say that again: The GOP is pressuring Trump to sign a bill that would preserve the Deep State's power to target Conservatives...
Don't let Pelosi and the Republicans re-authorize this unconstitutional law! Please, you must send your instant message to Congress right now and FORCE them to kill these Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions and restore restore our 4th Amendment rights!
There are actually two parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The first is the Fisa Court system itself, which has been in place since the 1970s. That will not expire. Regardless of what Congress does this week, the Federal government will still be able to get surveillance warrants against foreign agents operating on US soil.
The part that Congress is set to vote on as early as TOMORROW is a re-authorization of parts of the Patriot Act that allow the government to get surveillance warrants against American citizens without actually having to prove they are breaking the law.
I was reading through the Inspector General's Fisa report again over the weekend when I came across another bombshell that the media hasn't really covered. During the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation, Peter Strzok and the other criminals at the top of the FBI were forced to put together folders of their "evidence" against Donald Trump and Carter Page and give them to the Fisa court in order to get their surveillance warrants extended. The only way to get a Fisa warrant extended is to prove that you are collecting evidence of criminality.
We already knew that the FBI agents managing the Fisa application lied to the court and falsified documents to get their renewals. Now, we know that the FBI actually submitted blank pages to the Fisa Court to make their "evidence" seem more substantial.
In Appendix 1 of the Fisa Report, the Inspector General's Report says that the FBI used blank pages, aka "placeholders," in those evidence files in lieu of actual evidence. Basically, these scummy FBI agents put a bunch of blank pages in their evidence folder to make the case appear stronger.
This is fraud. That is criminal. But what is even worse is that the court accepted it... These Deep State criminals submitted so much "evidence" over to the Fisa Judges that they didn't even notice they were being handed blank pieces of paper.
That is how broken the system is. The government is supposed to have to prove that they are uncovering real criminal evidence in order to get their surveillance warrants extended. The Deep State was able to get a warrant to continue spying on Trump campaign officials by submitting blank pieces of paper as evidence...
If the top brass at the FBI are willing to break the law and violate the Constitution like this to spy on a presidential candidate and his advisors, imagine how many laws they break when they investigate average Americans.
I used to think that Fisa was salvageable, but this is just too much. It is time for these Fisa provisions to die!
Please, you must send your instant message to Congress right now and FORCE them to kill these Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions and restore restore our 4th Amendment rights!
Our Founding Fathers ratified the 4th Amendment for a reason. They knew that the government should never be allowed to spy on its own citizens or seize their documents without first proving that it has probable cause to do so. The 4th Amendment says, flat out, that the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..."
Benjamin Franklin famously said that any people who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.
That is precisely what these Fisa provisions have done. When Congress passed the Patriot Act, they signed away our Constitutional Rights with a promise that it would make us safer. But today, it is clear that the system is being used against the people.
Deep State political activists are using these powers to try to destroy their political enemies and it is clear that the Constitution is being trampled...
The deadline for Congress to re-authorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is Sunday. That means that Congress will have to start voting on Pelosi's legislation TOMORROW in order to have enough time to pass it before the law expires.
You cannot allow Democrats and Republicans to pass Pelosi's bill and preserve the Deep State's power!
Don't let Pelosi and the Republicans re-authorize this unconstitutional law! Please, you must send your instant message to Congress right now and FORCE them to kill these Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions and restore our 4th Amendment rights!
This is truly a once in a lifetime chance to reclaim our 4th Amendment rights. When governments become tyrannical and begin spying on their citizens, it is next to impossible to stop it. But right now, we have a chance to do just that.
The Democrats obviously want to re-authorize the law so that the Deep State can keep waging war against Trump and his allies. The cowardly Republicans are terrified of being blamed for letting the law lapse.
The debate and voting will begin as early as tomorrow.
There is no time to waste!
Please, you must send your instant message to Congress right now and FORCE them to kill these Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions and restore our 4th Amendment rights!
Fight for your rights!