Trump Pick for DOJ National Security Division Chief Endorses FISA Powers

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The re-authorization of the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance program received a boost Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the national security division of the Department of Justice.

John Demers, nominated by Trump to be assistant attorney general, appeared on Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee and pledged to support the re-authorization of the controversial provision. The measure, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, is set to expire on December 31.

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