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Senate Proceeding on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 3:27:25 to 3:32:05
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Christopher Dodd

3:21:31 to 3:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd

3:27:10 to 3:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: article 2 authority under the constitution and a flawed argument that the authorization to grant military force use provided a statutory exemption to fisa. that was a big mistake. it is clear to me from

Dianne Feinstein

3:27:25 to 3:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: the office of legal counsel opinions that individuals in the justice department did not feel bound by established u.s. law but proceeded under a new and expanded view of presidential authority to move

Dianne Feinstein

3:27:25 to 3:32:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

3:27:42 to 3:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: forward with the program. with this bill, we can turn the page on a sad portion of our nation's history. both the intelligence and the judiciary bills will keep the terrorist surveillance program

Dianne Feinstein

3:28:01 to 3:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: under fisa, and it will restore protections for america's privacy rights in ways that the protect america act does not. let me give you a few examples. one, this bill categorically requires an individualized

Dianne Feinstein

3:28:16 to 3:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: warrant any time surveillance targets someone inside the united states. so the argument about a great drift net being cast across the united states picking up tens of thousands of america's phone

Dianne Feinstein

3:28:32 to 3:28:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: calls simply not correct. targets outside the united states would be subject to a program warrant where the fisa court receives the targeting in what are called minimization procedures. secondly,

Dianne Feinstein

3:28:51 to 3:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: fisa court review must be involved any time the intelligence community is conducting surveillance on an american anywhere in the world. by that i mean any time an american is collected for content anywhere

Dianne Feinstein

3:29:08 to 3:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: in the world, that individual becomes a target. until now the attorney general has authorized under section 2.5 of executive order 12333 surveillance of americans outside the country. there has been no

Dianne Feinstein

3:29:34 to 3:29:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: fisa court review in these cases. the numbers of americans targeted overseas were between 50 and 60 cases last year, according to the d.n.i., last year being 2006. so the numbers are small and are made

Dianne Feinstein

3:29:52 to 3:30:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: anonymous through minimization and only included if they contain foreign intelligence value. thirdly, the bill puts the fisa court review up front where it belongs rather than four months after collection

Dianne Feinstein

3:30:08 to 3:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: has begun as was done under the protect america act. in other words, up front the fisa court reviews the minimization and approves that minimization and can say to the department, we want you to come

Dianne Feinstein

3:30:23 to 3:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: back in six months or eight months or three months, and we'll take another look at it. fourth, procedures known as minimization are clearly defined and applied. this has been a hallmark of fisa for

Dianne Feinstein

3:30:41 to 3:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: 30 years but was not included in the protect america act. now once again minimization is the process that the intelligence community has used since 1978 to protect information concerning americans.

Dianne Feinstein

3:30:58 to 3:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: when the n.s.a. collects its content of communications, it does so to write intelligence reports. minimization states that information without a foreign intelligence purpose is not used and it cannot

Dianne Feinstein

3:31:17 to 3:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: be retained indefinitely. it must be discarded at some point. intelligence reports that use information about an american are made anonymous to protect that person's privacy rights. the bill requires that

Dianne Feinstein

3:31:30 to 3:31:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: the minimization procedures used in each program be approved by the court up front. so they go to the court c first, and they say this is what we want to do. and these are the procedures we will

Dianne Feinstein

3:31:48 to 3:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: use. and the court can affirm it or deny it, but it goes before a court. if the amendments are adopted, the court will have the power to review how the minimization is being applied as well. so

3:32:05 to 3:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

they will have constant review of the process. and, fifth, oversight mechanisms are stronger in this legislation. reviews are required by inspectors general, agency heads, the fisa court, and the congress

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