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Congress Negotiates FISA Renewal

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Congress Negotiates FISA Renewal

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Congress is debating how to amend the law that tells the President when a court warrant is needed to listen in on phone or e-mail conversations. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been amended many times over the past 30 years, but this round of negotiations has been particularly heated.

Experts discuss the details of a new FISA law with guest host Ari Shapiro.

Guests:

Kenneth Wainstein, Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice

Kate Martin, director for the Center for National Securities Studies

Jim Baker, former counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice

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