McCain Tries To Hide FBI Surveillance Rider in Water Resource Bill

PHOTO: Ron Paul Institute

By Eric Lieberman | 14 September 2016

THE DAILY CALLER — Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona introduced an amendment that would grant the FBI extensive surveillance powers during deliberations over a bill pertaining to American water supplies Monday.

The legislation is intended to help solve water problems that have arisen from incidences like the one in Flint, Michigan, but McCain capitalized on the bill to amplify U.S. law enforcement’s spying capacity.

McCain proposed Amendment 5037, Section 80 called “Counterintelligence Access To Telephone Toll And Transactional Records.” It’s one of 88 proposed to the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

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