Spy powers at risk amid Trump controversy
“This is the opportunity for a perfect storm to really get some reforms made,” said Arthur Rizer, a former Department of Justice trial attorney and now justice policy director at the R Street Institute.
Rizer characterizes himself as a Libertarian who considers Section 702 an important program that makes America safer, but he also told FCW that transparency and privacy protections have been lacking.
He pointed out that it is still unknown whether any of the surveillance that was collected about Trump associates was done under Section 702 or a standard FISA warrant. Either way, the current political controversy is turning some Republican intelligence hawks into privacy advocates.