Section 702

Trump leaks put critical surveillance tool at risk

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Section 702 of the FISA law gives the Intelligence Community the authority to eavesdrop on communications of foreigners outside the United States. The provision may have also been used to target President Trump's transition office after the election, some Republicans believe. Republicans believe the leaks were carried out for political purposes by Obama administration officials and holdovers aiming to damage the Trump administration.