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  • Congress's Ratification of Trump's Spying Power Is a Direct Threat to Our Privacy

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    (Left to right) Sen. Steve Daines, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Elizabeth Warren hold a news conference about their proposed reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The senators are part of a bipartisan group that supports legislation they say would protect Americans from foreign threats while preserving their privacy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(Left to right) Sen. Steve Daines, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Elizabeth Warren hold a news conference about their proposed reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 16, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    When it voted 65 to 34 to pass the National Security Agency's Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Reauthorization Act of 2017, Congress gave Donald Trump vast authority to spy on Americans. Senate Republicans and Democrats have handed the Trump administration a dangerous tool to intercept our internet communications and target immigrants, people of color and government critics.

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