Declassified FISA Judge’s Ruling Shows FBI Targeted Americans With Improper NSA Searches


by Alicia Luke, Freedom OutPost:

A US court has determined that some of the FBI’s surveillance activities violated Americans’ constitutional 4th Amendment rights, in newly unsealed documents.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year that the law enforcement agency improperly searched an NSA repository for information on Americans.

Fox News:

Newly declassified court documents indicate that the FBI failed to comply with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in targeting Americans while searching through NSA records during President Trump’s administration and after James Comey’s tenure as FBI director.

An October 2018 ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that the FBI violated Section 702 by not keeping track of searches that pertained to “United States persons,” and that proposed changes were still not enough to comply with the law. That ruling was later affirmed on appeal in July 2019. The documents were declassified and released Tuesday.

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