Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Josh Hawley (Insurrection-GQP) Grills FBI Director, Trying To Find Out Exactly How Fucked He Is For Inciting A Deadly Terrorist Attack

Hawley was very curious about the legal authority and the tools that the FBI is using to collect the cellphone data as part of its investigation into the Capitol attack.
When you say you're not familiar, are you saying you don't know whether or not the bureau has scooped up geolocation data, metadata from cell phone towers? Are you saying you don't know if they did that? Tell me what you know about this. . . . Here's what I'm trying to get at, and I think it's what senator [Mike] Lee was trying to get at. How are we going to know what you're doing with it, and how do we evaluate the bureau's conduct if we don't know what authorities you're invoking, what precisely you're doing, what you're retaining? You said to him repeatedly you weren't familiar with the specifics. You've now said it to me. I'm not sure how this committee is supposed to evaluate anything that the bureau is doing. You're basically saying, just trust us. How do we know? Do we have to wait until the end of the investigation to find out what you've done?”

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