1. Perhaps……

    But then, according to a recent occupant of the Oval Office, the Constitution is nothing but a…”God damned piece of paper”.

    Which is probably also why we haven’t heard any talk about “high crimes and misdemeanors” either.

  2. An internal board can make all the claims it wants. What does the Constitution say?

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    It doesn’t say it’s OK to sweep up all information and minimize it unless it is to be used. It says a warrant must be issued with probable cause and detailing specific information on the place, persons, or things to be seized. This is why “casting a large net” and “seeing what pans out” is illegal. If the government fails to abandon this practice it has forced itself to become illegitimate and should be abolished and reformed under the restraints of the Constitution, period.

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