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Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act

The Verge – by Russell Brandom

Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who served in the Justice Department under President Bush, will soon be taking over as general counsel of Facebook, the company announced in a press release on Monday afternoon. Newstead will take over from Colin Stretch, who announced plans to retire last year.

“Jennifer is a seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience will help us fulfill our mission,” Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement included with the release. 

But many are already troubled by Newstead’s history lobbying and legislating for more powerful electronic surveillance. As The Hill points out, a 2002 Justice Department press release describes her as “helping craft” the legislation. Notorious Bush administration lawyer John Yoo described her as the “day-to-day manager of the Patriot Act in Congress” in his 2006 book.

Read the rest here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/22/18511633/facebook-general-counsel-patriot-act-jennifer-newstead

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4 Responses to Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “… and her professional history suggests she may be more sympathetic to the government’s security mandate than users’ desire for privacy.”


    NO SH#T??????????????????????????????????????????????/???

  2. H D says:

    Notice how theys traitor keeps getting they million dollar pay days and we get what drops on the floor

  3. Martist says:

    A haaahvad/yale skull n’ bones gal who helped write and oversee the unpatriotic act with a “global perspective”…

    chumptards are beyond pathetic. Drained that swamp, eh dummies?

  4. Mark Schumacher says:

    How the hell they came up with PATRIOT ACT for a name is a joke. Should have called it the TRAITOR ACT!

    They asshole who dreamed this shit up probably wears a carbon fiber neck guard.

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