FISA and Watergate

Codevilla: “the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) was a bad idea all along, an irresistible temptation to cover abusive surveillance with the cloak of pretend-legality. Had FISA existed in 1972, Nixon’s “plumbers” would easily have gotten a warrant to get everything they wanted out of the DNC secretly. Their application need only have cited the McGovern campaign’s plentiful links to North Vietnam and the Communist world.”

Hmmm, he would have been right.

Update: “I still have many questions about the FBI investigation that ruined my life. How can Americans have faith in the FISA process after an FBI lawyer was found to have falsified evidence in a warrant application?”

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