As laid out in the Nunes memo, the Justice Department was granted a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page during the 2016 presidential election. The initial application, along with the extension, relied in part, on unverified information compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
In a thought-provoking piece for NBC THINK, Ladar Levison, the founder of the encrypted email service Lavabit, explains why a “secret, non-adversarial system of judicial review is an insufficient check to our intelligence agencies and law enforcement.”
Notably, Lavabit was once the email service of choice for Edward Snowden.
In the case of Carter Page, his private life was monitored, for almost a year, without his knowledge, and then placed on […]
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