Republican lawmakers to propose bill aimed at reforming FISA application process

Following revelations that the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act included 17 “significant errors or omissions” related to the surveillance of 2016 Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, two Republican lawmakers are proposing reforms to the FISA process.

Republican Reps. Chris Stewart of Utah and Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, members of the House Intelligence Committee, will propose legislation to tweak FISA processes amid the concerns raised by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

Several provisions of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, authorizing key surveillance provisions via the FISA court, will expire on March 15, 2020: roving wiretaps, business records, and “lone wolf” provisions
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