Asked about Trump's tweets, Kelly insisted the tweets did not make passage of the bill "more hard", but conceded, "It's a juggling act". "I'm sorry if it was for you", she said. The ACLU tweeted "m$3 any representatives who have expressed a concern about this administration's abuses still voted for this bill".
Trump seemed to stray from official administration orthodoxy on three prominent issues of the day: the legislative fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the reauthorization of the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the viability of funding a nationwide infrastructure overhaul through public-private partnerships. "This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phoney Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"
Efforts by Democrats and some conservative and libertarian Republicans to ensure that the agencies be required to get specific warrants for exploiting United States citizens' data acquired through so-called "incidental collection" failed to gain support. "Get smart!" he wrote.
Oklahoma's five U.S. House members voted Thursday to reject reforms to the National Security Agency's system of warrantless surveillance, a program that has divided both major political parties in recent years.
North Missouri Congressman Sam Graves voted in favor of the measure, as did Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, who represents Northeast Kansas. Trump's deputies, of course, were not unaware of how FISA worked.
European Central Bank minutes show optimism - EUR/USD breaks above 1.20
The failure to overcome the highs of past year at 1.2095, could be a catalyst for further declines towards 1.1600. Wall Street futures pointed to a modest rise after NY had suffered its first down day of the year on Wednesday.
Among the business-as-usual moments were White House officials blaming Democrats for delays on immigration and government-funding measures, even while the White House chief of staff was trying to close the deal, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announcing that taxpayers should see bigger paychecks next month - as long as new withholding tables the IRS is circulating work like they are created to.
"By the way, somebody should tell the president". It would extend for six years the program, which includes massive monitoring of worldwide communications. For much of the past two weeks, Washington has been captivated by Michael Wolff's new book about the White House, Fire and Fury, which describes the president as unlearned, incurious, and possibly unhinged. "FISA is something the President should have known about long before he turned on Fox this morning". "The President fully supports the 702 and was happy to see that it passed the House today". He has little control over his own party.
The White House meeting was also attended by Republicans including Sens.
In this sense, a palace coup may already be an episode in the rearview mirror-something that happened slowly and unofficially as Trump squandered his capital and aggravated every problem he faced.The first Trump tweet was a clear break from the position embraced by the White House and the GOP, and the development caused significant commotion about whether Trump really knows anything about FISA. 'They should stop their obstruction and work with Republicans to fund the government'.
Asked by Reuters at a conference in NY about Trump's tweets, Rob Joyce, the top White House cyber official, said there was no confusion within Oval Office about the value of the surveillance program and that there have been no cases of it being used improperly for political purposes.
"What this essentially means is every year, thousands of times you have the government search for the communications of Americans in [Section] 702 databases, and we think this is an end-run on the Constitution".