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house Bill H.R. 2286

Should the FBI Immediately Notify Congress About Election-Related Counterintelligence Investigations?

Argument in favor

Congress’s oversight duties demand that the Congressional intelligence committees remain informed about the FBI’s election-related counterintelligence activities is doing. As the 2016 election demonstrates, keeping Congress out of the loop in regards to FBI investigations can have significant consequences.

Deborah's Opinion
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10/26/2019
I am astonished this question needs to be asked. Since we know what happened last election, we would be beyond ignorant to not ready for it to occur again! I worry that not enough is being done to prevent interference in future elections.
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James's Opinion
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10/26/2019
Yes. Items that could affect fraud of any type should be reported no matter if it affects a political opinion or not.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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10/26/2019
Pass this. bill — the Counterintelligence Accountability Act which would require the FBI Director to give the Congressional intelligence committees quarterly briefings on the FBI’s counterintelligence activities and immediately notify congressional committees if the FBI carries out counterintelligence investigations involving U.S. elections. These briefings would include, at a minimum, an overview and update of: 1) the Bureau’s counterintelligence posture; 2) counterintelligence investigations; and 3) any other information relating to the Bureau’s counterintelligence activities which the Director deems necessary for Congress to be informed of.  Congress’s oversight duties demand that the Congressional intelligence committees remain informed about the FBI’s election-related counterintelligence activities is doing. As the 2016 election demonstrates, keeping Congress out of the loop in regards to FBI investigations can have significant consequences. Sneaky Pete. 👍🏻👍🏻Pass-It👍🏻👍🏻. 10.26.19
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Argument opposed

This bill could have unintended consequences, like requiring the FBI Director to disclose election-altering information too close to election dates in a manner that affects public opinion. This would violate the Hatch Act and call the affected election’s results into question.

jimK's Opinion
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10/26/2019
I would much rather have legislation that focuses on ensuring that an appointed AG has primary allegiance to the constitution, our country and then the administration. The DOJ must be an apolitical resource for our country, and the AG position must be redefined to ensure that the DOJ operates in an apolitical manner. Our trust that the FBI is a fair arbiter of justice has been compromised by Barr’s politicalization of the DOJ. The Kavanaugh FBI investigation was a farce and should never have been coordinated by the White House attorney. We need to get politics out of directing DOJ operations because it does bring distrust of what once one of our most trusted government institutions. And yes, Congress needs to stay out of FBI operations as well; the FBI should never be nor ever perceived to be politicized. Investigations need to conducted confidentially until enough corroborating evidence is gathered to warrant disclosure to Congress. Congressional oversight of DOJ directives and policies are valid and applicable; political involvement with ongoing investigations absolutely is not.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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10/26/2019
This bill is attempting to undermine the Hatch act and our security to turn the FBI into a political weapon. Do I think the timing of Comey’s announcement affected the 2016 election? Yes! Do I think it’s worth corrupting the FBI’s ability to do their jobs for the sake of politics? NO. The Hatch act exists FOR A REASON!! Also, I don’t know where this “Lost trust in the FBI” narrative is coming from. If there are government agencies that have lost the trust of America, it is ICE. ICE has shown America what happens when you turn a law enforcement agency into a naked political weapon. ITS NOT GOOD!
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Thelma's Opinion
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10/26/2019
The problem with the 2016 election was not in lacking rule of law, it was people - Republicans - vying for power who didn’t care about law, process, the Constitution, or any of the responsibilities required to keep a democratic republic. This bill was written by a Republican with an agenda. The republican agenda is to win power, stay in power, and make money. Republicans have shown they don’t care about governing, and they don’t care about the American people. Oh, except where American people can be exploited.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedApril 10th, 2019
    I am astonished this question needs to be asked. Since we know what happened last election, we would be beyond ignorant to not ready for it to occur again! I worry that not enough is being done to prevent interference in future elections.
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    I would much rather have legislation that focuses on ensuring that an appointed AG has primary allegiance to the constitution, our country and then the administration. The DOJ must be an apolitical resource for our country, and the AG position must be redefined to ensure that the DOJ operates in an apolitical manner. Our trust that the FBI is a fair arbiter of justice has been compromised by Barr’s politicalization of the DOJ. The Kavanaugh FBI investigation was a farce and should never have been coordinated by the White House attorney. We need to get politics out of directing DOJ operations because it does bring distrust of what once one of our most trusted government institutions. And yes, Congress needs to stay out of FBI operations as well; the FBI should never be nor ever perceived to be politicized. Investigations need to conducted confidentially until enough corroborating evidence is gathered to warrant disclosure to Congress. Congressional oversight of DOJ directives and policies are valid and applicable; political involvement with ongoing investigations absolutely is not.
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    This bill is attempting to undermine the Hatch act and our security to turn the FBI into a political weapon. Do I think the timing of Comey’s announcement affected the 2016 election? Yes! Do I think it’s worth corrupting the FBI’s ability to do their jobs for the sake of politics? NO. The Hatch act exists FOR A REASON!! Also, I don’t know where this “Lost trust in the FBI” narrative is coming from. If there are government agencies that have lost the trust of America, it is ICE. ICE has shown America what happens when you turn a law enforcement agency into a naked political weapon. ITS NOT GOOD!
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    The problem with the 2016 election was not in lacking rule of law, it was people - Republicans - vying for power who didn’t care about law, process, the Constitution, or any of the responsibilities required to keep a democratic republic. This bill was written by a Republican with an agenda. The republican agenda is to win power, stay in power, and make money. Republicans have shown they don’t care about governing, and they don’t care about the American people. Oh, except where American people can be exploited.
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    This is trying to turn the FBI into a political weapon. No can do.
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    No. This is a gross violation of the Hatch Act! I’m with Burrkitty. This would allow the FBI to be utilized as a political weapon, as we all saw in 2016.
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    I no longer trust any ideas from Republicans. NO.
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    I'm with burrkitty on this and so many things. It is TraitorTrump and the entire GOP that have questioned our Intelligence Agencies ability to do their jobs. This is all just more Bull Crap!
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    Wouldn’t this notify guilty parties so they could destroy evidence? Couldn’t this information be leaked by someone so that their opponent looks bad even that opponent may not be guilty?
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    NOPE. NUNES WILL RUN TO THAT MORON IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND TELL HOM EVERYTHING. BESIDES, AN INVESTIGATION IS SUPPOSED TO BE SECRET AND DISCREET, RIGHT??
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    No. Reports are a waste of time and to have to report to an inept Congress too ? Just take action under “The Law” to stop it.
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    This bill is simply created so that Donald Trump or his future replacement who has his same moral and intellectual failings can learn that the FBI has figured out what crimes they are committing. What a joke, and of course it is proposed by the GOP. Perhaps they would just prefer to move to Russia.
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    This would be a violation of the Hatch Act
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    The FBI would “...coordinate with Attorney General...” Really! With AG Barr? And how would you stop ‘leaking’ among Congress? Aren’t FBI investigations supposed to be guarded and free from interference?
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    Congress might block an investigation so I am against this idea.
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    It’s more of a reflection on just how low the GOP will stoop. We already have The Hatch Act - no need for this. This is simply a partisan hack job and, I no linger trust that the GOP has any of my interests at heart. They’re so complicit with this WH - that it needs a cleanse.
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    This bill politicizes the FBI.
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    The FBI does not report to Congress, a different branch of government.
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    See comments by JimK - eloquent, to the point and is the best outline of what is needed as opposed to this silly knee-jerk bill.
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    Congress neither MAKES nor ADJUDICATES the laws. This ia another blatant attempt by the Congress to tear down the separation of powers between the Executive, the Judicial and the branches.
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