Diaz-Balart Statement on Declassified HPSCI Memo
MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) majority memo on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was declassified and released.
“The release of the HPSCI memo today was important for greater transparency and oversight, serving the public interest. FISA collections are part of a uniquely critical program that supports global US national security. The recently passed and signed FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act will help provide some additional important oversight of this program, to prevent abuse and violation of American citizens’ civil liberties. There are thousands of courageous and dedicated men and women who serve the FBI, DoJ, and other federal intelligence agencies, and it is disappointing that the missteps of several high-ranking officials are tarnishing their work.”