House Capitulation on FISA?

Brian Beutler, Media Consortium

Speculation began on Saturday, and was refueled again today, that House Democrats, led by Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, would figure out a way to–at the very least–make sure a telecom immunity provision becomes law. I haven’t been able to confirm any of this myself. More specifically, I’ve been told both that Reyes really is likely to lead a cave-in, and also that there’s no reason to think that will happen, but whatever the case is, we may find out as early as tomorrow. If, as the L.A. Times article suggests, we’re going to see a new bill or set of bills altogether, then it’s possible the whole thing will become tied up in the Senate. Again. Glenn Greenwald has written an important post on the optics of all this, if, of course, the reports from the last two days prove to be correct.

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