Bob Barr Criticizes Congress for Capitulating on Constitution by Approving FISA Amendments

Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr released a press releaseyesterday criticizing Congress for approving amendments which weaken FISA’s requirements. Barr refutes the claims of lawmakers that the bill balances security and privacy, stating, “to the contrary, the bill grants the government unprecedented power to surreptitiously spy on the phone calls and emails of American citizens in our own country, so long as the government claims to believe that they are communicating with someone not in the U.S.”