Fortunately, with this it sounds like Senator Paul is ratcheting up his rhetoric a bit. This is an explosive story and must be handled as such by Congress and the DOJ. I wonder if Susan Rice is reflecting on whether Obama should have offered everyone in his administration a blanket pardon for whatever they may have done. The fact that he didn’t exposes their arrogance and over-confidence. This is from Morning Joe. It appears Mika got a little perturbed with the senator’s approach, LOL!

Via RCP.

SEN. RAND PAUL: I think it’s a mistake to downgrade and say it is no big deal. It is a huge deal that we are collecting millions of Americans phone calls and that someone can go to a keyboard and put your name in and search it without a warrant.

This is an illegal, warrantless search. This is the kind of stuff that is rife for abuse from either party. And Joe had it exactly right when he said if Dick Cheney did this to the Obama administration, Bill and every other leftist in the country would be on the other side of this issue.

BRZEZINSKI: Senator, you just–

PAUL: This is not a partisan issue.

BRZEZINSKI: But you know what, it’s very, very different thing to say someone in the Obama administration was surveilling was listening to specific conversations. We just simply don’t know that.

PAUL: Well, here’s the thing is you can order the specific, you know, listening device. Or you can say you know what, we already have it and it’s this amazing reverse targeting. And we have millions of people in a database and I could be Susan Rice and go down and type ‘Donald Trump’ or ‘General Flynn’ into a database and boom–

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  1. Maynard says:

    It is reassuring that we now have an AG who may actually prosecute if there are substantial grounds. People in positions of power have always had an advantage when skirting the law, but the recent era has given us a sense that our leaders flaunt their status as untouchables. Gone are the days of Nixon when we took the limits of power seriously. It would be encouraging if we see some actual prosecution, as we once saw with Watergate. But when I flash back to Teddy Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, and the way Teddy returned to the Senate with great acclaim and pats on the back…yeah, it’s happened before, and we know it’s the way of the world. But we do expect better in America.

  2. MACVEL says:

    Well, where then are the subpoenas? How about guards with chains?

  3. Alain41 says:

    Too little information today to do anything. Need to search for, find, spreadsheets on Jeb, Christie, Cruz, etc. Show pattern. Look for connection to news reports.

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