Mike Lee Roasts FBI Over Lack Of Accountability

 December 7, 2023

When FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah used the opportunity to give the FBI a big reality check.

Congress cannot trust the FBI.

Lee was furious with the FBI’s lack of accountability for federal agents who violated Americans' right to privacy.

The lawmaker went on to cite countless instances of privacy violations that had taken place at the hands of the FBI and wanted Director Wray to answer one simple question.

Had any of the privacy offenders working for the bureau been reprimanded for their violations?

Director Wray could not say what had come of any of them.

Lee’s response was iconic.

“So, you’re telling me that the FBI has completely ignored the limited court order requirement that it’s already subjected to? You have the audacity to come here and you told us that adding a warrant requirement to Section 702, even for queries for American persons, on U.S. soil, that would amount to some sort of unilateral disarmament? You have a lot of gall, sir. This is disgraceful,” said Lee.

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