Questions tagged [fisa]

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 prescribes procedures for requesting judicial authorization for electronic surveillance and physical search of persons engaged in espionage or international terrorism against the United States on behalf of a foreign power.

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Have there have been confirmed cases of Unmasking Abuse?

When the name of a US citizen is incidentally collected by the US Intelligence Community as part of intelligence activities, the name in masked in intelligence reports to protect the person’s identity....
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FBI and procedures to prevent unauthorized searches

I have read from an article that members of the FBI took advantage of a program called Section 702, which "granted FBI agents the ability to search a database of electronic intelligence, including ...
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Who in the DOJ determined that two Carter Page FISA Warrants were invalid?

As part of its Trump-Russia investigation, the FBI obtained four FISA surveillance warrants on former Trump Campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page. Michael Horowitz, Inspector General for the ...
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FISA warrants: why are the dates still redacted?

In July, the DoJ released 412 pages of heavily redacted documents related to the FISA court's approval of surveillance of Carter Page, a U.S. citizen. The redactions, have become controversial. ...
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What is the purpose of releasing the Nunes memo and the Schiff “counter-memo”?

Just recently, a memo created by Adam Schiff was released to the public, as a sort of rebuttal to another memo released earlier in the year by Devin Nunes. My interpretation of the Nunes memo alleges ...
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What scope does Title I Fisa have as it pertains to other US citizens not explicitly targeted by the warrant?

Suppose that the FBI obtains a Title I FISA warrant on a John Doe. That is they argue successfully before a FISA judge that there is probable cause to believe that John Doe is a foreign agent. This ...
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What actually happened to the FISA reauthorization bill in the Senate?

I was reading this Washington Post article, and saw this line: The Senate voted 69 to 26 Thursday afternoon to start debating the [FISA reauthorization] bill, which would extend for six years the ...
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What is the expectation that the US intelligence community must answer questions posed in congressional hearings?

Question: What is the expectation that the US intelligence community must answer questions posed in congressional hearings? What leeway do the US intelligence community leaders have to determine the ...