DOJ’s Actions Risk Both Less Security and Less Liberty

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On December 1, Congress authorized sweeping new government hacking and surveillance authorities by allowing changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to take effect. Republican leaders stonewalled bipartisan efforts in the Senate and the House to stop or delay the change and it went into effect without congressional hearings, without meaningful congressional debate and without the public fully knowing the consequences of this change. That is exceptionally troubling.

Put simply – Congress does not know the extent of what the Rule 41 changes will mean for Americans.

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