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    Lawmakers headed to the White House for meeting with Trump

    Very interesting... Most of those attending want to reform FISA

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), along with several GOP lawmakers, will meet with President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr Tuesday afternoon amid controversy over expiring surveillance authorities, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The White House meeting comes as Barr is pushing for a clean extension of the surveillance laws that will expire March 15. The deadline has exposed a rift within the Republican party: Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who will also attend the meeting, both want to see reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

    Paul told reporters last week that Trump told him he does not support a clean extension of the expiring provisions. Paul wants to amend the law to prevent FISA from targeting Americans.

    In addition to McConnell, McCarthy, Lee and Paul, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), and House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) will attend the meeting, according to a senior administration official.
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...nce-law-119417



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    inb4 zippy
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
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    "When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those 'different' from you, not those responsible [controllers]" -Q

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    inb4 zippy
    He's long gone, dannno.

    Maybe you mean TheCount?

    Anyway, nice to see Rand with a seat at the table.

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    Paul, Lee & Meadows will be under pressure to back FISA.
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    Barr is typical of the mindset of most prosecuting attorneys. To them, it's the job of congress to make laws, and the judicial branch's job to decide if the laws are unconstitutional. Barr seems to forget that he took an oath of office to uphold the constitution. This oath doesn't mean that he should follow the Supreme Court's interpretation of the law. It means that he must make his own judgement on whether the laws he's been tasked to enforce are constitutional. And if he believes they are unconstitutional, then he must not enforce those laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Paul, Lee & Meadows will be under pressure to back FISA.
    Paul, Lee, Meadows, Jordan, Nunes and Collins have all been saying they want to 'reform' FISA. Paul specifically says his amendment would stop spying on Americans.

    Quote Originally Posted by revgen View Post
    Barr is typical of the mindset of most prosecuting attorneys. To them, it's the job of congress to make laws, and the judicial branch's job to decide if the laws are unconstitutional. Barr seems to forget that he took an oath of office to uphold the constitution. This oath doesn't mean that he should follow the Supreme Court's interpretation of the law. It means that he must make his own judgement on whether the laws he's been tasked to enforce are constitutional. And if he believes they are unconstitutional, then he must not enforce those laws.
    Barr is a swamp creature/Bush guy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    He's long gone, dannno.

    Maybe you mean TheCount?

    Anyway, nice to see Rand with a seat at the table.
    Hah, no, I meant zippy.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc
    "You don't need a medical degree to spot obvious bullshit, that's actually a separate skill." -Scott Adams
    "When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those 'different' from you, not those responsible [controllers]" -Q

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Rand and Lee better make some convincing arguments as to why there needs to be reforms.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Rand and Lee better make some convincing arguments as to why there needs to be reforms.
    Rand can take care of a thug like Barr, don't worry about that.

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    Congresscritter from IN do you know him @Anti Globalist ?

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    “The reforms that I will put forward, I’ll present to the president this afternoon, I’ve already discussed with him — that FISA warrants shouldn’t be issued against Americans,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters. “And any information gathered in a FISA court shouldn’t be used against Americans.”
    https://news.yahoo.com/mcconnell-mcc...143957190.html

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    This is why it's good for Rand to befriend Trump.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Rand Paul on Lou Dobbs:

    President will not sign a clean authorization without reform of FISA:




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