Rand Paul is demanding to know the answers to simple questions. What in the heck is going on with the FISA courts, who is being listened to and what can we do about reigning in the abuses.
But most importantly, Rand wants to know if President Trump’s conversations are being swallowed up and stored under the FISA courts order.
Look, this court is very controversial and Clapper and Brennan lied when they said normal Americans were not being surveilled, so we need to demand accountability.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Director Wray if President Trump’s conversations are getting collected in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) database and he would not answer.
“We know bad actors exist within intel community,” Senator Paul said. “REFORM NEEDED NOW” the Kentucky Senator added.
RAND PAUL: The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate. I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldn’t answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW
“Do you think that it is possible that the President’s conversations with international leaders are in the FISA database?” Senator Paul asked Director Wray.
“I’m not sure there is anything I can speak to,” Wray responded.
Senator Paul continued to press Director Wray about the government abuse of data for several minutes.
When the U.S. government listens in on foreigners’ phone calls, they are supposed to ‘mask’ any American citizens caught up in the conversation.
We now know Obama’s corrupt administration was illegally unmasking Americans caught up in FISA wiretaps and illegally obtained a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals on Carter Page.
Today I questioned FBI Director Wray on the domestic spying and government abuse of our data. The concern of us who want more control over what the government can do with our data is because as Madison said men are not angels. That's why we have the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/nOmqoPp62J
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 10, 2018