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The report by Contreras echoes another report 6 years ago by another FISC judge, Rosemary Collyer, which found similar abuses of the 702 query process by FBI and its "contractors" (whose identities were redacted. Trump did nothing about it then, plus ca change....

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“How do you understand the seemingly unchecked growth of this globe-spanning American surveillance apparatus, and how do you understand the danger of that apparatus being turned to domestic political purposes?

There’s always danger inherent in secrecy. And you know secrecy of course is central to intelligence operations. Secrecy most often is used not for the good of the operation, but to safeguard the reputations of those who are running the operations.”

From your post back in 2019 wherein you quote from an interview w Angelo Codevilla: https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-flaws-in-fisa-revisited.html?m=1

AC is quoted in the book, “The Rise of the Surveillance State” by David Samuels

Eye-popping. You’ve done all the hard forensics on this.

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