Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) takes no prisoners when it comes to our own government spying on citizens, and has hounded the FBI and the NSA for their overreach.
Paul is worried that there still exist some in the FBI and NSA that would abuse their power and he brought it up to FBI director Chris Wray during his hearing with Congress. This prompted the Kentucky Senator to question Wray as to whether or not they or the NSA are currently listening in on Trump’s phone calls.
According to Paul, Wray would not give him an answer as to whether or not they were, further solidifying Paul’s assumptions that something is still not right in our intelligence community.
Paul then took to Twitter and tweeted out what happened to the public.
“The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate,” tweeted Paul. “I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldn’t answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW”
🚨 The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate. I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldn't answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 10, 2018
What Paul asked should be a simple yes or no question. It went unanswered.
It’s not a large leap to believe that the NSA and the FBI are still spying on us if they’d be so bold as to spy on the President. That Wray would refuse to flat out answer Paul’s question seems worrying.
If Paul’s hunch is correct, then Congress should begin looking into things and weed out any “bad actors” that might be utilizing our own investigative organizations to collect data on people that they have no business collecting data on. If Trump is being surveilled without his knowledge, then this should be something Congress and the President should be interested in.