Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has been at the center of an investigation over “unmasking” the names of Trump election staff and transition team, while in the process of surveilling under Obama’s regime.
But now, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), has reason to believe he was spied on too. He wants President Trump to order an investigation into that possibility, as well.
Interestingly enough, Senator Paul is not asking for the president to launch a new investigation on Susan Rice. In face, the investigation he is requesting is for her former boss, former President Barack Obama himself!
From Conservative Tribune:
Former President Barack Obama’s administration may have been involved in one of the biggest scandals since Watergate, if recent allegations are true.
The Obama administration has already been accused of illegally revealing and “unmasking” Trump campaign members “collected” incidentally during surveillance of foreigners. At the center of that scandal is Susan Rice, the former national security adviser.
Now another famous political figure is speaking out about the scandal. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced that he may have been spied on by Obama’s staff — and he has demanded that President Trump take action.
Paul, who ran against Trump in the Republican presidential primaries, wrote a frank letter to the new president explaining his concerns.
“An anonymous source recently alleged to me that my name, as well as the names of other Members of Congress, were unmasked, queried or both, in intelligence reports of intercepts during the prior administration,” stated the letter, which was obtained by Circa News.
Senator Paul came to his conclusions after seeing Trump staff members being unmasked:
“In light of the revelations that the names of persons associated with the Trump campaign were unmasked, I believe the allegations that myself and other elected members of the legislative branch may have also been unmasked or caught in intelligence gathering warrants investigation,” continued Paul.
Conservative Tribune continued:
It is not uncommon for lawmakers or campaign staff members to interact with foreign contacts, especially in today’s interconnected world. In fact, talking with international figures is often part of a senator’s job description.
The standard practice of intelligence groups is to redact or mask the names of Americans who are incidentally included in a report. Agencies such as the NSA are not permitted to spy directly on U.S. citizens — and are certainly not allowed to actively eavesdrop on members of Congress who are not under official investigation.
In past incidents and the latest Rand Paul case, there is evidence that Obama officials ignored this practice and broke the law. Those officials allegedly went out of their way to reveal the names of Americans within incidental reports, with the motive of derailing their opponents’ political ambitions.
President Obama has set a very dangerous precedent in allowing such abuses to go on under his administration. Just the fact that he may have ordered the “unmasking” for political reasons reveals a level of lawlessness not even seen since the inception of our country!
Source: Conservative Tribune