FISA court grants DOJ a FISA reform extension due to coronavirus

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted the Justice Department a weeklong extension pushing back a deadline to provide details about its court-ordered Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reforms, citing the coronavirus outbreak.

“The government, through counsel, orally requested a one-week extension of the time to provide such information, in view of modified staffing and telework practices occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak,” FISA court presiding Judge James Boasberg wrote on Wednesday. “Accordingly, the government’s time to provide such information is hereby extended.”

The deadline was moved to April 3.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report in December that criticized the DOJ and the FBI for at least 17 “significant errors and omissions” related to the FISA surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and…

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