The Future of FISA Reform, OAN interview with AIR senior fellow Christopher Hull PhD

 


all right Chris is the president right
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to veto this until there’s been an
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adequate investigation of what’s
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happened
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absolutely the the FBI has proven it
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can’t be trusted with the powers that it
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received in actually the Patriot Act in
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addition to the which expanded the FISA
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Court and that the powers that the
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federal government had and until people
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have been held accountable or the law
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has been changed
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he shouldn’t allow it to to continue in
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its current form and by the way I am NOT
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in the camp that thinks that FISA is not
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necessary actually do you think FISA is
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necessary I just think it needs to be
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done in a way that protects the rights
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of American citizens the constitutional
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rights of American citizens while also
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being able to allow the government to
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conduct surveillance on foreign targets
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which was its point in the first place
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so there are some protections in this
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bill the actual bill in and of itself is
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an improvement on the FISA system and
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these are some of the protections that
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are in the bill
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there’s enhanced congressional oversight
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of the FISA process which there should
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be there are penalties for those who
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abuse the FISA Court for political
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reasons
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ie political targeting or targeting of
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your political opposition there is going
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to be a requirement for transcripts from
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FISA Court proceedings those are very
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good very useful tools that will close
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some of the loopholes that allow the
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vulnerability for abuse is that enough
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Chris no no it’s not it’s definitely an
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improvement and the fact that Jim Jordan
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Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio is
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supporting it shows that it has come a
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very long way in the correct direction
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maybe it is in fact enough for Donald
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Trump to support it I don’t know I don’t
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know what’s going to happen in the
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Senate I don’t know what Senator Mike
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Lee of Utah a Republican of Utah who is
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a big defender of constitutional rights
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is gonna say about it I don’t know what
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Rand Paul is going to say about it my
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bet is that they will try to drag it a
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little bit further in the favor in the
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direction of civil liberties I do not
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know but no I don’t currently I don’t
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believe
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you’ve I don’t believe that it’s enough
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and the reason is this until you have
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people who held accountable right we
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need to address everything we need to
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take away the powers that have been
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abused and less than and lessen until
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there can be some showing that those who
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are abusing the powers can be held
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accountable I don’t believe it is
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actually possible right now to hold the
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FBI or the Department of Justice
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accountable for these sorts of actions
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for two reasons number one the the
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partisan nature of the FBI and the DOJ
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as I’ve said on the show before
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overwhelming amounts of contributions go
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from DOJ employees to the Democrats that
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number is actually going up under the
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Trump administration right that number
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that number was actually had actually
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gone down slightly to 79 percent 79
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percent still when two Democrats in the
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2018 cycle it’s back up to 86 percent as
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of the 2020 cycle so far so it is a
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partisan institution worse the I just
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checked the and in the latest statistics
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there are 13 Democrats for every one
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Republican in the District of Columbia
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which means that if you have a grand
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jury in the district you know they say
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that a grand jury will indict a ham
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sandwich no grand jury in Washington DC
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will ever indict a democratic ham
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sandwich and no Republican ham sandwich
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will escape indictment in this city and
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until that problem is fixed
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they need to restrict the powers for
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this court
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