For the past few months, California Representative Adam Schiff has been the number one champion to support the secrecy of the FISA Court and all its proceedings. You could find no more vocal opponent to the House FISA memo authored by Representative Devin Nunes. Well, it did not always be that way. In an appearance on RT, the Russian network, Mr. Schiff argued it all the other way. Here are the details.
As Written and reported by Amanda Prestigiacomo for the Daily Wire:
Last week, top Congressional Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff fought against the release of a GOP-backed memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses concerning the FISA court. But many are now blasting the Democrat for politically motivated hypocrisy since the resurfacing of a 2013 appearance of the rep. on Russian propaganda outlet RT arguing for more transparency surrounding the FISA system.
The FISA court system needs to be “much more transparent so that the American people can understand what is being done in their name and in the name of national security so that we can have a more informed debate over the balance between privacy and security,” argued Schiff on RT.
“I think this can be accomplished while also maintaining sources and methods and not compromising some of the very real national security concerns at stake,” he added.
Oddly, just last week, Schiff was on the forefront of the attacks from fellow Democrats and their media allies when the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the needlessly contentious memo. Schiff argued the transparency would harm national interests and said the vote to release its contents marked a “very sad day” in “the history of this ….
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