Nowadays, nothing is so surprising when it comes to the work from the previous administration.
Apparently, former President Obama used his position to observe Donald Trump and his campaign while he was competing in the presidential elections.
Senator Rand Paul is determined to find the truth about Obama’s requests to his National Security Adviser, Susan Rice to start the monitoring.
Everything is connected, so if Trump’s privacy was disrupted, also, the privacy of the Americans was also violated. Paul questioned: “Did the president directs you to eavesdrop and sift through intelligence?”
“If someone were investigating the Trump administration, it ought to be the FBI not someone in the White House. She’s a political appointee that reports directly to the president,” Paul added.
Americans deserve to know the truth about this conspiracy and Paul is determined to reveal it.
He said: “I don’t think she answered the question, ‘Did she unmask people in the Trump administration?’ She said, ‘Maybe I did, but I didn’t do it for political reasons.’ I think it’s incumbent on her to show to the American people why it wouldn’t have been a political reason.”
“Did you know that over a million Americans’ phone calls are listened to without a warrant? We need to protect American privacy. We can’t allow intelligence to be used for political purposes,” Paul continued.
Furthermore, Paul explained: “The fact that there could be a political figure in the Obama administration that was purposely searching a database, looking for Trump officials, I think confirms exactly what the president said when he said that the Obama administration was doing something nefarious with regard to surveillance on his transition team. And it sounds like they were.”
It is very wrong to use political powers for privacy violation.
Paul explained: “Millions of Americans’ data and phone calls are in this data bank. We should not let political figures search this data bank for political purpose or for any kind of personal purposes.”
“For years, both progressives and libertarians have been complaining about these backdoor searches. It’s not that we’re searching maybe one foreign leader and who they talk to; we search everything in the whole world.
There were reports a couple of years ago that all of Italy’s phone calls were absorbed in a one-month period of time. We were getting Merkel’s phone calls; we were getting everybody’s phone calls,” Paul explained.
He concluded: “But by rebound, we are collecting millions of Americans’ phone calls. If you want to look at an American’s phone call or listen to it, you should have to have a warrant, the old-fashioned way in a real court where both sides get represented.”
If this turns out to be true, Obama and his administration should be punished.
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