Democrats just handed Trump more domestic surveillance powers. They should know better.

Source: OpEdNews
by Trevor Timm

“Democrats have been all over the airwaves recently accusing Donald Trump of abusing the Justice Department to go after his political enemies — most notably his former opponent Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, which the Department of Justice is reportedly currently investigating based on an allegation made during the 2016 presidential campaign. So you’d think they would oppose handing Donald Trump any more power with which he could potentially use against all sorts of Americans who attract negative attention from his administration. Yet, with the help of some Democrats, the House of Representatives voted today [Jan 11] — and the Senate will do so sometime in the next week — to extend a controversial NSA surveillance power that potentially affects millions of Americans’ privacy rights.” (01/12/18)