Expert Banks on FISA Extension
William Banks, the Founding Director of INSCT at Syracuse, talks to Bloomberg News about the recent extension of a warrantless spying act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, and how is passed despite previous uncertain support from President Trump.
“It’s been a foundational part of intelligence gathering in the United States since the late 1970’s, in particular the portion that’s up for renewal now since 2008,” Banks said. “This one allows the collection of intelligence through sort of a vacuum cleaner like gathering of electronic signals of non-Americans abroad.”
He adds, “it’s the single most important source of intelligence that ends up in the President’s daily brief.”