The FBI misused a powerful digital surveillance tool more than 278,000 times a newly unsealed court document shows. The bureau misused this powerful tool on the Jan. 6 suspects, people arrested at BLM protests after the killing of George Floyd in 2020, and 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate.
The FBI claims it has fixed the problems for this major violation but the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which oversees this part of the law, told the FBI in writing that if the bureau doesn’t do better the court will crack down and order changes to FBI surveillance program.
This scandal should get GOP and Dem Reps and Senators up in arms as it is just more of the same form this agency going back years. As Matt Gaetz said earlier: “I think we have to deauthorize, defang and defund many of these authorities and entities and different task forces that actually