FISA Approves EVERY Secret Surveillance Warrant in 2011: Report
Friday, May 4, 2012
An annual government report showed that every warrant submitted by the Feds to spy on Americans was approved by the secret FISA court in 2011. The 1,745 total number of applications and warrants approved was a 10.5% increase over 2010.
An anonymous counterterrorism official said the increase was “in response to materials seized in relation to the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and the resulting investigations.”
Although the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) is secretive and does not reveal the type of surveillance that was approved, it may be the most transparent surveillance program the Feds admit to. At least the warrants are issued and can be counted.
FISA has only been one of the tools used to spy on the communications of Americans.