G.O.P. Threatens Spy Agencies’ Surveillance Tool

July 04, 2023

with charges of political bias has imperiled a program allowing spy agencies to conduct warrantless surveillance on foreign targets, sapping support for a premier intelligence tool and amplifying demands for stricter limits. But the law authorizing it is set to expire in December, and opposition among Republicans, who have historically championed it, has grown as the G.O.P. They argue that federal law enforcement agencies cannot be trusted with Americans’ records, and should be prevented from accessing them. “You couldn’t waterboard me into voting to reauthorize 702,” said Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, who backed the program in 2018. Threatens Spy Agencies’ Surveillance Tool appeared first on New York Times.