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    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is putting a hold on one of President Trump's picks to the Justice Department over concerns about the nominee's views on warrantless wiretaps and surveillance, The Daily Beast reported.
    Paul, who sits on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has temporarily blocked John Demers's nomination to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Departmentís National Security Division.
    The position is one of three in the Justice Department with the authority to issue Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants, which allow the government to conduct surveillance on non-American targets outside the United States, even when they communicate with Americans.

    Demers is currently assistant general counsel at Boeing and has spoken favorably about Section 702 surveillance.

    More at: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...lance-concerns
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    Demers is currently assistant general counsel at Boeing and has spoken favorably about Section 702 surveillance.
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