David McCabe Feb 10, 2017
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How the surveillance state could grow under Trump

Photo illustration: Greg Ruben / Axios

Privacy advocates are worried that President Trump and his appointees could expand the government surveillance apparatus.

Why it's on the radar: Trump told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he tends to "err on the side of security" when it comes to debates over NSA surveillance. New Attorney General Jeff Sessions and CIA Director Mike Pompeo both opposed surveillance reforms while they were serving in Congress.