Thursday, May 22, 2014

James Comey, FBI Director

I believe people should be suspicious of government power. I am, I think this country was founded by people who were worried about government power so they divided it among three branches.
When James Comey was acting Attorney General during John Ashcroft's hospitalization he refused to certify the legality of the part of the NSA's domestic surveillance program. Comey, along with Assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith and FBI Director Robert Mueller threatened to resign.  Bush discontinued bulk collection of American's internet records 26 March 2004.  Forestalling the threatened resignations, a secret FISA court reapproved NSA bulk collection on 14 July 2004, barely three months later.

We need more Americans like James Comey.

The Hill

The Guardian

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