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Devin Nunes calls for an end to the FISA court

December 18, 2019

  Yesterday a judge on the FISA court came out and rebuked the FBI after the Inspector General report found 17 so-called mistakes in the rogue agency’s application to spy on Donald Trump.

  Last night Devin Nunes appeared on television and basically said that while it was all well and good that the FISA court spoke out about the FBI abuses the secret court has a shared responsibility in the scandal and should be disbanded. Here is more:

Appearing on Fox News’ show “The Story” with Martha MacCallum Tuesday evening, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said that it is past time for Congress to take active steps against the FISA court. The ranking Republican member on the House Intelligence Committee said that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) is just as responsible for the improper wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as the FBI. And, he said, the court knew about it years ago, yet decided not to act.

“I’m glad to see the FISC court come out and make a statement but your viewers need to know that the FISC court is also culpable in this madness, and I say that because we sent them two letters—very specific letters,” Nunes told MacCallum Tuesday night. He then went on to explain that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee sent Collyer the first letter in February of 2018. The second letter was sent in the summer of that same year. In both cases, Collyer and her fellow FISA judges decided to do… absolutely nothing.

“The point here, Martha, is the court knew about all this,” Nunes explained. “I’m glad they’ve acted, I’m glad they said something, but the court has to be ended.”

  I could not agree more and it is great to see a politician actually stand up and say the FISA court needs to be ended. (I am sure somewhere along the line Ron and Rand Paul must have called for its closure.) However, unlike Devin Nunes, I am not just calling for the FISA court to be shut down over this scandal. I have always believed this secret court is unconstitutional and needed to be shut down and I have been saying so here for years. This court has always had the potential for abuse and now we are seeing it.

 Sadly though Americans have made the choice we were warned about all those years ago and we have given up some privacy for some pretend security and we will never get it back.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    December 18, 2019 8:52 pm

    I hadn’t really heard of the FISA court much before Trump. I assumed it was cooked up as a result of 9-11 to track terrorists. But I was surprised to learn it was cooked up under far left Jimmy Carter. I guess in response to the Iranian rebellion. So either way, it seems to be a result of our non-friends in the middle east.
    As the recent news report showed, the last 17 years at war hasn’t done a fraction of what was promised except to spend money and lives.
    So, whatever the FISA court may or may not have done, I sure don’t see it’s legitimate purpose.

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 19, 2019 8:07 pm

      I don’t see its usefulness either. I was in the same boat as you, I thought this was created by the PATRIOT act until I dug into it a little more. It is a little scary to think this court was around so long before anybody knew about it.


  2. December 18, 2019 8:57 pm

    Time to pack it up…. long overdue.. We don’t have secret courts in a democracy.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. December 18, 2019 10:06 pm

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 19, 2019 8:10 pm

      He nailed it! So, this video wouldn’t play for me either but it turns out if I click on it a second time it works. Strange…

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 21, 2019 3:40 pm

        Glad u figured it out to listen! I ‘click’ w/ his soundness 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 22, 2019 7:49 am

        I guess they know people give up after clicking it once and seeing it doesn’t work so this is another way they can control what people think. Or am I just being paranoid…


  4. peter3nj permalink
    December 19, 2019 12:02 am

    Bbbbbut will a future Democrat POTUS spy on its political opponents and garden variety Americans without the courts blessing? Probably.

    Liked by 1 person

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