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 June 20, 2016  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Dustin Volz reports:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s authority to use a secretive surveillance order without a warrant to include email metadata and some browsing history information.

The move, made via an amendment to a criminal justice appropriations bill, is an effort by Senate Republicans to respond to last week’s mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub after a series of measures to restrict guns offered by both parties failed on Monday.

“In the wake of the tragic massacre in Orlando, it is important our law enforcement have the tools they need to conduct counterterrorism investigations,” Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican and sponsor of the amendment, said in a statement.

Read more on Reuters.

They had sufficient tools. They made a decision not to continue using them. That’s a human intel problem, not a tools problem.

  One Response to “Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans set up vote to expand FBI spying”

  1. It also doesn’t help Republicans cause when the men were ACTUALLY willing and voluntarily giving their phones to the FBI. These were the men who interacted with Mateen on the dating apps and dating sites

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