Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is calling on President Donald Trump to veto the bill to reauthorize FISA, and has stated that the bombshell memo detailing FISA abuses should be released to the public.

According to Snowden, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would never have passed through both chambers of Congress if the memo revealing U.S. government surveillance abuses had been released prior to the vote.

“Officials confirm there’s a secret report showing abuses of spy law Congress voted to reauthorize this week. If this memo had been known prior to the vote, FISA reauth [sic] would have failed,” Snowden tweeted early Friday.

He added, “These abuses must be made public, and @realDonaldTrump should send the bill back with a veto.”

If Trump does not veto the bill and it’s sent it back to Congress for “reform,” Snowden said, “this is nothing but politics.”

Following the successful House vote, the Senate just barely advanced legislation on Tuesday to reauthorize Section 702 of FISA despite demands from Republicans and Democrats for more privacy protections for U.S. citizens. This has been Snowden’s cause since he leaked secret information from the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. He was granted asylum in Russia back in 2013.

Last week, before the FISA reauthorization bill’s passage in Congress, Trump claimed in a tweet that the Obama administration used the controversial surveillance tool to justify the “unmasking” of members of his campaign who were caught up in the surveillance of foreign nationals. However, Trump backed off his critique of the surveillance law in a tweet later that morning, one that reflected his administration’s support for the re-authorization of the measure, according to a report in The Washington Examiner.

The FISA abuse memo was released internally to House members only on Thursday. Republican lawmakers want the general public to know what’s in it, sparking the hashtag “ReleaseTheMemo” on social media.

“The effort has gone viral on social media, and appears to has gotten a sizable boost from Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence efforts,” according to the Examiner.

Snowden was asked if he was “planting his flag” for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who last month was cleared by the ethics panel on allegations that he mishandled classified information by giving it to the Trump White House while accusing the Obama administration of “unmasking” the identities associates of Trump.

“Of course not,” Snowden replied via Twitter, adding, “but when the chairman of House Intel (HPSCI) claims there’s documented evidence of serious surveillance abuses, it matters. If true, the citizens must see the proof. If false, it establishes HPSCI lies and has no credibility. Either outcome benefits the public,” Snowden added.

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