FISA Court appoints left wing blogger to over see reforms in the court

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What's wrong with this picture? Since when did any govt entity decide who supervises reforms in itself? It's gonna be interesting to see how many of the loony bin denizens defend this idiotic idea. and how)
 
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The headline is yellow journalism crap.
It just refers to Kris's experience as "Obama admin lawyer" and then adding on "left-wing blogger" like it somehow accurately sums up his qualifications.
It is a piss-poor assessment.
David S. Kris (born September 28, 1966) is an American lawyer. From 2009 to 2011 he served as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice. He also served as the Associate Deputy Attorney General for national security issues at the Department of Justice from 2000 to 2003.​

It also conveniently leaves out "Kris had been a high-ranking DOJ lawyer in the Bush administration for several years ..."

Additionally the article acts like Kris is just a blank check on the issue which is profoundly STUPID. It's like saying that Reagan was a fan of Russia cause he owned some Russian nesting dolls.
Kris attracted significant public attention when he released a 23-page legal memorandum, in his personal capacity, sharply criticizing the George W. Bush administration's legal argument that it had authority to conduct warrantless domestic wiretapping due to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists passed by Congress on September 18, 2001.[6][7][8] Law professor Marty Lederman called Kris's memo "by a large measure the most thorough and careful—and, for those reasons, the most devastating—critique anyone has offered of the DOJ argument that Congress statutorily authorized the NSA program."[9] He also makes shorter arguments regarding the Fourth Amendment implications of the warrantless domestic spying and the administration's "unitary executive theory" of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Kris wrote the memorandum in January 2006, and released it to journalists on March 8, 2006. Kris had also exchanged a series of emails with Courtney Elwood, an associate counsel to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, debating the legal arguments, which were released by the Electronic Privacy Information Center after obtaining them under the Freedom of Information Act.[10]David S. Kris - Wikipedia
David S. Kris - Wikipedia

For anybody that actually READS Kris's statements on FISA, you'll see that he advocating strict compliance. Thus, for picking somebody to help ensure compliance with the rules, it makes sense.

What this is all really about is that Trumpettes can't handle anybody appointed who criticizes Trump. Ergo, they don't like Kris.


What's wrong with this picture? Since when did any govt entity decide who supervises reforms in itself?
This has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard you say.
Anybody who actually puts two gray cells together (with firing synapses) will realize how stupid it is.

So let's say that the Trump administration wants to perform some reforms within itself.
Are you saying that the Trump administration would not be able to pick who performs those reforms?

As always, right-wingers making up stupid crap without even bothering to THINK about how stupid their complaint is.
The right these days has gotten wayyyy too used to blindly complaining about any choice they don't like without even thinking objectively about the reasons for why they are throwing out a complaint.


It's gonna be interesting to see how many of the loony bin denizens defend this idiotic idea. and how)
Very simple.
IT IS THEIR CHOICE. Do you have any legislation which dictates otherwise?
No. Of course you don't.

“This is deranged. David Kris wrote the literal book on FISA, has been a FISC amicus for years, and is one of the few voices trusted by both the left and right on national security investigative matters,” wrote Susan Hennessy, Lawfare Executive Editor​
 
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What's wrong with this picture? Since when did any govt entity decide who supervises reforms in itself? It's gonna be interesting to see how many of the loony bin denizens defend this idiotic idea. and how)
We know what is wrong with that picture, yet another example of garbage Fox news reporting. As usual dishonestly spinning shit, like pointing out the person was a left wing blogger, instead of a lawyer with experience.

Meanwhile, Trump has selected unqualified hacks for the courts, and even had leaders of white supremecists groups in his White House, So spare this phony outrage while Republcians stack everything with complete hacks

Anyway, another thread showing how incredibly dumb right wingers so called "arguments" are.
 
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What's wrong with this picture? Since when did any govt entity decide who supervises reforms in itself? It's gonna be interesting to see how many of the loony bin denizens defend this idiotic idea. and how)
Apparently the Trump Executive Branch feels this way.
They refuse to submit to Congressional Oversight thus making the Executive Branch answerable only themselves.
 
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What about and deflection is all ya got? Where would you be if you saw a conflict of interest? You'd be flippin' faster that flapjacks at IHOP.
 
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The headline is yellow journalism crap.
It just refers to Kris's experience as "Obama admin lawyer" and then adding on "left-wing blogger" like it somehow accurately sums up his qualifications.
It is a piss-poor assessment.
David S. Kris (born September 28, 1966) is an American lawyer. From 2009 to 2011 he served as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice. He also served as the Associate Deputy Attorney General for national security issues at the Department of Justice from 2000 to 2003.​

It also conveniently leaves out "Kris had been a high-ranking DOJ lawyer in the Bush administration for several years ..."

Additionally the article acts like Kris is just a blank check on the issue which is profoundly STUPID. It's like saying that Reagan was a fan of Russia cause he owned some Russian nesting dolls.
David S. Kris - Wikipedia

For anybody that actually READS Kris's statements on FISA, you'll see that he advocating strict compliance. Thus, for picking somebody to help ensure compliance with the rules, it makes sense.

What this is all really about is that Trumpettes can't handle anybody appointed who criticizes Trump. Ergo, they don't like Kris.



This has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard you say.
Anybody who actually puts two gray cells together (with firing synapses) will realize how stupid it is.

So let's say that the Trump administration wants to perform some reforms within itself.
Are you saying that the Trump administration would not be able to pick who performs those reforms?

As always, right-wingers making up stupid crap without even bothering to THINK about how stupid their complaint is.
The right these days has gotten wayyyy too used to blindly complaining about any choice they don't like without even thinking objectively about the reasons for why they are throwing out a complaint.



Very simple.
IT IS THEIR CHOICE. Do you have any legislation which dictates otherwise?
No. Of course you don't.

“This is deranged. David Kris wrote the literal book on FISA, has been a FISC amicus for years, and is one of the few voices trusted by both the left and right on national security investigative matters,” wrote Susan Hennessy, Lawfare Executive Editor​
Having totally missed the point you respond with all the crap you, in your next rather protracted breath, claim I am putting out.
We know who the liberal lawyer is, the issue is what he is. Or perhaps I should say totally and highly biased. The endorsement is particularly cute too. Endorsements of biased lawyers from equally biased lawyers is worthless.
 
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Still what abouting I see, followed by the required deflection.
well Nunes is actually all wrapped up in it

you don't remember the infamous Nunes Memo about FISA that turned out to be a complete dud?


Nunes has a major conflict of interest currently going on. A huge one. I think he's the one trying to deflect.
 
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