GOP Senators Blast FBI Deputy Director During Senate Hearing on FISA Reauthorization: ‘You’re Stonewalling and Covering Up Evidence!’

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) tore into the Deputy Director of the FBI Tuesday over his refusal to discuss allegations that Joe Biden took $5 million in bribes from a Ukrainian oligarch.

The Democrat-led Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing Tuesday morning to examine Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and related government surveillance authorities. The provision will expire at the end of the year and a number of key Republicans have stated that they believe it should be allowed to expire.

Members from both parties have accused the government of abusing FISA and believe that the reauthorization of Section 702 is an opportunity to make changes.

A recently-unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court document found that the FBI misused Section 702 of FISA more than 278,000 times in 2020 and early 2021, “including against crime victims, January …

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