Trump bucked his own White House on a controversial surveillance law after watching FOX News

President Donald Trump attacked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) shortly after the White House released a statement signaling the administration’s strong support for it. He then walked back his attack.”This is the act that may have been used … to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?” Trump tweeted Thursday. FISA came under scrutiny as the US intelligence community began looking into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Trump and his allies have falsely accused former President Barack Obama and the intelligence community of illegally wiretapping campaign associates.

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) hours after the White House press secretary released a statement saying the administration supported the law and opposed an amendment that would impose limits on it.

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