President Barack Obama meets with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Oval Office, Aug. 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
(Worthy News) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for an expansion of federal surveillance powers by introducing an amendment to an annual funding bill late on Monday evening.
The proposal from the Kentucky Republican would allow the FBI to use tools known as “national security letters” to obtain people’s internet browsing history and other information without a warrant in the course of terrorism and federal intelligence investigations.
It would also permanently extend a provision of the Patriot Act that was renewed until 2019 last summer, which is meant to monitor “lone wolf” extremists who are not known to have any ties to a recognized foreign terrorist group. [ Source ]
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