Sunday, November 20, 2016

Rand Paul Continues to Harass Donald Trump

This is good.

First, he raised questions about nominating either John Bolton or Rudy Giuliani for Secretary of State. Now, he is questioning Trump's decision to nominate  Mike Pompeo as Director of the CIA.

On CBS's "Face the Nation" this morning, Rand said that it concerns him that Pompeo supported the Patriot Act.

"I would say that with Pompeo, he's going to have to also answer to my liking whether or not he's still for torture, whether or not he's for waterboarding," Rand said.

Rand noted that Pompeo has also supported expanding the powers of the National Security Agency.

"Many of the NSA powers were done, I think, in secret without the knowledge of most members of Congress," he said.

"Even some members who are authors or co-authors of the Patriot Act said, 'We never intended for them to collect all that data in Utah. And they didn't tell us.' "

One of the questions he said he would ask Pompeo would be whether there are secret programs that even Congress doesn't know about.

"And I think there still are programs ongoing that the bulk of Congress is not aware of," Rand said.

  -RW

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