If This ‘Doesn’t Give You Chills I Don’t Know What Will’: McConnell Patriot Act Expansion Would Hand AG Barr Unprecedented Spy Powers

Sen. Ron Wyden was joined by privacy¬†advocates Wednesday in forcefully condemning a new proposed amendment to the PATRIOT Act put forward by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would greatly expand the U.S. attorney general’s surveillance powers under FISA. McConnell’s amendment, which the Senate began debating Wednesday as lawmakers took up the reauthorization of the …

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