Rand Paul announced this week that another Senator told him that he was being spied on and an intelligence source told Paul he had been spied on too. Paul did not name the other Senator but I’m curious. Was it Marco Rubio? A few months ago I wrote a story in which I offered up the possibility that Obama was spying on all the viable republican candidates. Didn’t read it? neither did many other people. By now, Obama has probably destroyed all evidence, however, if he did not, this would be so much bigger than Watergate. And if he did, was it because he knew Hillary was on the verge of losing?
“I know one other senator who’s already confided to me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration, including his phone calls,” he told Fox News on Wednesday.
“So when this all comes out, if there are political figures from the opposition party, it’s a story bigger than any of the allegations with regard to Russian collusion,” he said.
Earlier this month, Paul announced that sources have told him that he has been surveilled by the Obama administration, and that he has requested information from the White House and the congressional intelligence committees on whether he has ever been surveilled, unmasked, or searched for in intelligence reports.
“It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party, that would be enormous if true,” he said. “I don’t know the truth. We’ve asked the intel committees, House and Senate, and I’ve also asked the White House, because there is this whole discussion of Susan Rice unmasking people,” he said.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was fired in February, after a phone call he had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was leaked to the Washington Post.
Listening in on an American’s phone calls is illegal without a warrant, but it can happen legally during surveillance of a foreign target. If Americans are caught up in surveillance of a foreign target, their identities are supposed to be “masked,” or concealed.