Rand Paul Checkmates Deep State, Says Trump Backs Bill To Stop FISA Warrants Against US Citizens

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The left loves to hate Rand Paul but the man is nothing but consistent. He does not waver in sticking up for and protecting our cherished freedoms we often take for granted.

And that the deep state is slowly stealing out from under us.

The most egregious example of this is the FISA system. Everyone knew it was a raw deal when it passed and after how they abused it to target Trump and his campaign, most Americans decided enough was enough.

Look, if they can do that to a billionaire celebrity, with his own TV show, who was also the GOP nominee for President, they will do it to you too.

It is that simple – we need to get rid of it or totally reform it and nothing short of that will do.

Thankfully, Trump agrees with Rand Paul so we should see the reforms we desperately need which Rand Paul says means no more FISA warrants against US citizens.

Call your Rep. and Senator if you agree with Trump and Paul because the deep state is trying to sneak in reauthorization without this critical reform as we speak.

From The Hill:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday that President Trump backs his proposal to include reforms to the surveillance court as part of a bill reauthorizing expiring intelligence programs, complicating the path forward for the legislation.

“The [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] reforms that I think are very necessary is that FISA warrants shouldn’t be issued on Americans and any information gathered by the FISA court shouldn’t used against Americans. It’s for foreign intelligence. This is a big reform. …I think it will get bipartisan support. I’ve talked to the president about it,” Paul said.

Paul said he would insist on a vote to get the reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court he is pushing for included in any bill to reauthorize three expiring provisions of the USA Freedom Act.

“He’s supportive of my amendment,” Paul added, asked about his conversation with the president.

Trump’s decision to back including reforms to the surveillance court in the intelligence bill puts him at odds with Senate GOP leadership and Attorney General Bill Barr, who told Republican senators in a closed-door lunch on Tuesday that the president would back a clean extension.

Trump has not weighed in publicly about reauthorizing the expiring provisions of the USA Freedom Act, a 2015 bill that overhauled the post-9/11 Patriot Act. Congress has until March 15 to extend the three expiring provisions, including a controversial phone records program known as Section 215 that allows the government to request specific metadata from conversations.