House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Protections


White House press secretary Sanders defended the decision in recent weeks, saying it has been in the works for the past six months.

She was set to answer questions at 2:15 p.m. EST.

White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday said a report that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE questioned why the USA accepts residents from "shithole countries" reflects a pattern that Trump harbors "racist feelings". The White House came out against the amendment and for re-authorization on Wednesday, though President Trump appeared to oppose the measure in a tweet Thursday morning. "However, we still think we can get there".

In a triumph for the Trump administration the House on Thursday endorsed enactment to recharge government reconnaissance powers while voting down new cutoff points on how experts can utilize the data that is gathered. "His woes began with unlawful foreign surveillance and unconstitutional domestic surveillance of him before he was the president of the United States and now he wants to institutionalize this".

After Trump's initial tweet questioning the program, he wrote another one two hours later saying he supported reauthorization of the FISA program.

Earlier, the House rejected a measure that would have imposed stiffer restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Mr. President, this is not the way to go".

Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, asked Mr. Ryan to pull the bill from consideration, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with the request.

Sanders butted heads with reporters over whether or not the President's tweet was the best way of conveying his views, arguing that the President has shown that he understands the subject since he issued a presidential memo on it the previous week.

"We don't see any contradiction or confusion", she insisted.

In a recent speech, Wray said: "I'm going to say this over and over and over again".

"What to Eric and Don at the White House?"

"There are FISA issues whirling around that have literally nothing to do with 702", Rep. Mike Conaway said before the vote.