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10:47 AM 2/26/2020 - Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks Review In 250 Brief Posts

Post Link:  | |  ________________________________________________________________________ FISA REFORM Attorney General William Barr yesterday called for lawmakers to reauthorize the government’s expiring surveillance powers  and pledged he   would establish new quality-control mechanisms after a recent inspector general report found serious failings in the F.B.I.’s efforts to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in its investigation of possible links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. The attorney general spoke about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (F.I.S.A.) during a weekly lunch with Republican senators. Barr, like several other national security and intelligence officials, is opposed to extensive revisions to existing F.I.S.A. law, but told colleagues yesterday he wants to make changes to the court process at the center of the damning watchdog report. Sadie Gurm