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To: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence c/o Senator Ron Wyden

No member of any U.S. government intelligence agency should be above the law

No member of any U.S. government intelligence agency should be above the law

Petition Text

Please hold any and all members of the U.S. intelligence community, regardless of rank, accountable if they break the law or trample upon the Constitutional rights of any American citizen.

Why is this important?

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." The U.S. intelligence community is imbued with an incredible amount of resources and leeway with how, when and where they aim their power. We have seen that the rule of law does not apply to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Mr. Clapper committed a felony when he lied to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with regards to the NSA spying upon American citizens. Yet, Mr. Clapper was not subject to criminal charges as would have been any given citizen throughout the country. This essentially has formed an area of lawlessness within the United States and that area of lawlessness must be reeled back in. All persons, regardless of their job placement and title, must know that they are subject to the rule of law or victims of their crimes will have no recourse in seeking justice.

Updates

2017-01-28 03:04:44 -0500

50 signatures reached

2016-09-18 01:38:24 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-09-13 21:32:58 -0400

10 signatures reached