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Video: FBI abused FISA 278,000+ times in 2021: Report


Sharing a Fox News video report on the number of times the FBI misused FISA to monitor Americans in 2020 and 2021, Turning Point CEO Charlie Kirk tweeted, "My team and I were searching for this story all morning and finally found it. It's been memory-holed unless you know the exact number of times the FBI abused FISA in 2021: 278,000 times."

Kirk explained that the 278,000 FISA abuses would be the "equivalent" of each FBI employee abusing FISA eight times.

The resurfaced video report comes as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize Friday on Friday. House Republicans also narrowly voted against an amendment proposed by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) that would have prevented intelligence agencies from conducting warrantless searches on American citizens.

Last May, Fox News reported on an unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court filing, which showed that the FBI improperly used its warrantless search capabilities to digitally conduct surveillance against U.S. citizens over 278,000 times.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court filing showed that the improper searches included surveillance efforts against Americans involved in the Capitol Hill protest on Jan. 6, 2021, Black Lives Matter protesters involved in the 2020 George Floyd riots, and thousands of people who donated to a failed congressional candidate.