Though it does not describe an investigation motivated by political bias, it is a textbook account of confirmation bias that should raise disturbing questions about the adequacy of the FISA process—and not just in this investigation.
Has the chairman of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence usurped the roles of his House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs counterparts at the expense of his own committee’s oversight responsibilities?
The USA Freedom Act expiration deadline is an opportunity to holistically address the wide range of these abuses, as well emerging technologies that further threaten the constitutional rights and privacy of all of us.
We shouldn’t fear the U.S. turning into Orwell’s dystopian nightmare just yet. But at a time when political dishonesty is rampant, we should remember 1984s most important lesson: The state can occupy your mind.