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Prism: ministers challenged over GCHQ’s access to covert US operation


Government rounded on after disclosure that highly-classified system supplied eavesdropping headquarters with information

Ministers are under mounting pressure to explain whether they authorised GCHQ to gather intelligence on Britons from the world’s biggest internet companies via a covertly run operation set up by America’s top spy agency.

MPs, academics and campaign groups rounded on the government after the Guardian disclosed that GCHQ, the UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security headquarters, had been supplied with information from the top secret system.

The US-run programme, called Prism, would appear to have allowed GCHQ to circumvent the formal legal process required to seek personal material such as emails, photos and videos from an internet company based outside the UK.

According to documents obtained by the Guardian, the agency generated 197 intelligence reports from Prism last year, and has had access to the programme since at least 2010.

**Historical context**

FISA has an appeals court.  In the last decade how many cases of wiretapping or abuse of power have been referred to this FISA Appeals court?

The answer is none.



That means the FISA Appeals court is by definition nothing more than a sham, Kangaroo court, reminiscence of Nazi Kangaroo Courts, to ensure that all genocide was “lawful, and carried out in strict accordance with the law.”

How can a court exist, whilst having no cases in an entire decade?  It’s just not possible.

FISA has NEVER had an appeal hearing.. not even one case since being created.  What other branch of law can say that.

We know a kangaroo court when we see one… and FISA is nothing more than a kangaroo court…

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