In true Feinstein fashion, and in the face of real legislation that would greatly reduce the NSA’s spying capabilities by the very few liberty-minded representatives we have in Washington, Feinstein has introduced a watered-down ‘reform’ bill that would increase the NSA’s illegal snooping on American citizens.
A bipartisan group of US senators is trying to ban the NSA’s blanket surveillance program in a radical bill proposed to the Senate Intelligence Committee. But a milder bill from chairwoman Diane Feinstein would sanction more snooping on US citizens.
Thursday’s Committee hearing on reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reviewed the two rival bills in an effort to find a balance between security and privacy. The Committee is expected to have further lively debate on the proposed legislation next week, before the bill is sent for consideration by the full Senate.