New York Times: Republicans Question Intelligence Agencies Work on “Domestic Extremism”

Good for them.

Civil liberties is now our single biggest issue.

It is difficult to believe that civil liberties has become a bigger threat and issue for us than our traditional issues like immigration, crime or political correctness, but civil liberties and censorship have shot up in the Joe Biden era because Democrats have weaponized the intelligence agencies.

New York Times:

“WASHINGTON — House Republicans sharply questioned intelligence officials on Thursday about their work on domestic violent extremism, expressing concerns about the fact that the agencies could be asked to spy on Americans.

In a contentious hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican lawmakers expressed doubts about intelligence agencies and said they were worried about how they had handled a range of matters, including the suspension of a former senior Trump administration official as the general counsel of the National Security Agency and the F.B.I.’s view of the threat from the loose far-left movement known as antifa.

The most enlightening exchange was between Representative Chris Stewart, Republican of Utah, and Avril D. Haines, the director of national intelligence. Mr. Stewart began by asking whether the intelligence community was spying on Americans by doing work on domestic violent extremism. …

“I’ll tell you, half of America, Middle America, they don’t trust these agencies right now,” he said. “Republicans feel like they’ve been targeted. And you hear that every single day.”

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Schiff disputed that. …”

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Author: Hunter Wallace

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