“Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) reacted to testimony before Congress on Thursday from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz that about 30% of the over 3 million FBI searches on the data and communications of Americans were errors by stating that the revelations that the data and communications of Americans were improperly searched over 1 million times are “frightening” and that because the congressional authorization of the FISA program expires this year, the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee can do something about the situation. Massie also stated he’d prefer to just end the program entirely.”

Analyst Comment: When there is a culture of no accountability and politicization, abuse like this becomes common practice. Competency fails, controls are abandoned, and abuse and negligence become standard practice.