techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com January 24, 2018


US House votes to renew FISA warrantless surveillance program

13 January 2018, 06:03 | Glen Norman

US House votes to renew FISA warrantless surveillance program

Donald Trump

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Thursday to reauthorize controversial foreign spying authorities just hours after President Donald Trump sent a pair of confusing tweets on the program.

The bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act goes next to the Senate, where additional privacy protections are expected to be rejected, report the New York Times and NPR.

It came less than 24 hours after the United States president's own press secretary issued a statement detailing how the administration opposed a change to FISA and called for its reauthorization.

CNN reported that a FISA warrant was used to surveil former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort in 2016.

Trump, though, has focused intently on the dossier in recent days, especially after a transcript was released of the congressional interview with the co-founder of the firm behind the document. He suggested that a vote on the bill should be delayed until the White House's position can be ascertained.

Diamondback Energy (FANG) Shares Higher 17.07% Over the Past Month — Performance Focus
Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC's holdings in Diamondback Energy were worth $972,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Cambrian Capital Limited Partnership sold 11,200 shares as the company's stock declined 4.19% while stock markets rallied.

Most lawmakers expect it to become law, although it still would require Senate approval and Trump's signature.

The amendment, proposed by Michigan Republican Justin Amash, would have required that the government get a warrant before looking through a surveillance database for information on Americans.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser H.R. McMaster all convened in the Oval Office with the president to urge him to row back his criticism.

"Spying on foreigners without following the constitution, that is okay", Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu said during debate on the amendment.

The law can be used "as a loophole that provides for the surveillance of American citizens in the course of spying operations on foreign targets", according to TechCrunch. Asked about the president's conflicting tweets, Mr. Ryan said Mr. Trump has always been in support of foreign surveillance. Section 702 also permits federal law enforcement to search these communications, again without a warrant, in ordinary criminal inquiries.

What's next for Germany after Merkel's coalition breakthrough?
If talks fail, Merkel's only remaining options will be to form a minority government or hold new elections . Merkel was left without a majority, while the centre-left SPD found itself with its worst post-war score.

Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate have been counting on enough moderate Democrats and Republicans to stick together to extend the legal basis for the surveillance program with only minimal changes.

House Republican leaders and top administration officials believed early Thursday morning that they were in good shape to pass the plan, even though it faced opposition from the right and the left and is always a heavy legislative lift.

In his tweets, the president also threw in an attack on the investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with Trump associates.

Critics of the FISA bill have advocated for the USA Rights amendment to the FISA legislation, which would restrict intelligence agents to access information on American citizens.

Which Insiders Are Selling Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL)?
Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $2900 target in Thursday, July 13 report. (NYSE:COL) rating on Thursday, October 6. Guyasuta Investment holds 0.12% or 25,299 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:COL). 405,000 are held by P Schoenfeld Asset Mgmt Lp.



Other News

Trending Now

Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.52 Per Share
It improved, as 13 investors sold ZAGG shares while 35 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR)'s price-to-sales ratio of 1.96 is creating a long-term opportunity in the value in its stock.

White Sox reportedly avoid arbitration with Jose Abreu, settle on $13 million
If an agreement is not reached for arbitration eligible players, an arbitrator determines the salary at a hearing in February. Abreu was projected to make $17.9 million, according to MLBTraderumors.com estimates.

Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018
Toyota has announced plans to bring the Amazon Alexa virtual assistant to some of its Lexus and Toyota models later this year. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.

Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend
Greg Poole increased its stake in Meritage Homes Corp (MTH) by 40.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Breton Hill Capital Ltd decreased Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ:GRMN) stake by 7,251 shares to 46,368 valued at $2.50 million in 2017Q3.

ON Semiconductor's (NASDAQ:ON) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Needham & Company LLC
LPL Financial LLC acquired a new stake in ON Semiconductor Corporation during the third quarter valued at approximately $124,000. The short sellers will then buy the stock back at a much lower price and replace the borrowed shares, pocketing the difference.

Analysts See $1.52 EPS for McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC)
It operates through three divisions: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) earned "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 19.

Plan was to keep Kohli quiet, says Philander
There was also discussion that KL Rahul should be back in the playing eleven and India need to play only four bowlers. Somehow, the "will not" bit looked likely and the picture of Rahane in a bib carrying drinks came to mind.

UAE energy minister says not concerned with current oil price
Crude prices are near a peak and will continue to trade in a $25 range up or down for the next two to three years, he said. OPEC is proud in the output cut deal and the role it is playing in ensuring the stability of global market, said Mazrouei.

Donald Trump accuses FBI agent removed from Mueller's probe of 'treason'
However, according to the United States law , Strzok's actions can be termed an act of rebellion against the president. Trump to Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who also worked temporarily for the special counsel.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc
Technical Analysis is the forecasting of future financial price movements based on an examination of past price movements. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 46,475 shares as Tanger Factory Outlet Ctrs I ( SKT)'s stock declined 22.80%.