Tuesday, May 15, 2018
HEROIC Rand Paul Asks CIA Nominee About CIA Spying on Trump
Rand Paul wants to know if CIA director nominee Gina Haspel had been involved at all with any surveillance of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Rand sent Haspel a letter on Tuesday.
In the letter to Haspel, obtained by Politico, Rand asked if the CIA or other government agencies monitored or collected communications of candidate Trump in his visits to the United Kingdom or Europe and if Haspel or other CIA employees "cooperated with any foreign intelligence services" to keep tabs on Trump over the last five years.
Rand also asked if the CIA is aware of any efforts by the federal government to monitor any presidential candidates when they were traveling outside the United States and asked the CIA to lay out what circumstances would lead the agency to track presidential candidates.
"She's high enough up in the CIA. I think we should know what she knows about whether the Trump campaign was surveilled upon," Rand said on Fox News. "Before she’s appointed, if she is indeed appointed, I would like to know what does she know about the surveillance of the Trump campaign and why was the CIA involved?”
Rand does not plan to vote in favor of "Bloody Gina" to head the CIA.
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