If This Happened in the Obama administration, This Would Be the Biggest Scandal Ever
More surveillance orders were denied during President Donald Trump's first year in office than in the court's history.
Annual data published Wednesday by the US Courts shows that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court last year denied 26 applications in full, and 50 applications in part.
That's compared to 21 orders between when the court was first formed in 1978 and President Barack Obama's final year in office in 2016.
26 rejected in one year versus 21 over 38 years. That's a >50 fold increase in improper warrant applications.
This totally suggests that Trump is trying to spy improperly on political enemies that aren't legitimate surveillance targets, because his administration is corrupt and/or incompetent as fuck.
Funny how we used to care about such things.