On the heels of Susan Rice’s rejection of a request to testify before the U.S. Senate, a member of that same Senate, namely Rand Paul, is out with a bombshell claim.
Like President Trump, he too believes the Obama administration may have conducted unwarranted tapping of his presidential campaign.
Sen. Paul is known for his dogged determination to stick to issues, so this story may have legs.
If it does, the question we posed weeks ago is even more relevant: which GOP candidates did Obama NOT spy on?
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday told Breitbart News that several sources have told him that the Obama administration spied on his presidential campaign.
“We’ve had several people come to us and say that it happened. I don’t have access to that information, but I’ve been very concerned that too many Americans’ information is being culled through without a warrant,” he told Breitbart News.
“I don’t have any facts to say it happened,” he said. “But numerous sources are coming to us saying it did happen so I want to search through, find out why I wasn’t notified. Was it on purpose?”
“There’s a lot of things to be found out, particularly since we found out that Susan Rice was unmasking people and we need to know was there a political motivation, because one of the real dangers in a free society is if government gets so powerful it’s listening to all of our phone calls, the possibility of extortion, the possibility of blackmail — all of that goes up exponentially,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Paul revealed that he had requested information from the White House and the intelligence community on whether he was surveilled by the Obama administration or the intelligence community.