Senator Rand Paul, who two weeks ago demanded the White House and intelligence communities provide evidence whether he was under surveillance by the Obama administration, has dropped another bombshell allegation.
Paul now claims he wasn’t the only Senator to be under surveillance by the former administration.
“I know one other senator who’s already confided to me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration, including his phone calls,” Paul told Fox News.
Via Fox News Insider:
This is the first time that Paul mentioned another senator is also concerned about the Obama administration’s surveillance.
He said if this proves to be true, it’s a much bigger story than any allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the presidential election.
“It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party,” Paul said. “That would be enormous if it’s true.”
Paul told Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne on Wednesday that he’s asked the White House and the House and Senate intelligence committees to investigate.
He said if the intelligence community is indeed being used for politics, it’s a “very, very serious crime.”
Paul first joined the ‘Obama spied on Republicans’ chorus a couple of weeks ago, following a Circa report that revealed Obama’s team sought NSA intelligence on thousands of Americans in the run-up to the 2016 election.
I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by Obama admin and or the Intel community!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 5, 2017
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
The Circa report lifted the curtain on Obama’s surveillance efforts, saying the administration “significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.”
It had also alleged that congressional members and their staff were “among those whose names were unmasked” in 2016 and 2017.
Did the Obama admin use warrantless “wiretapping” on other candidates besides @realDonaldTrump? https://t.co/h7rsjvNLHM
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 5, 2017
Paul believes, rightly so, that spying at the behest of former President Obama is a scandal on a much higher plane than any other – including the specious Trump/Russia allegations.
“It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party,” Paul said. “That would be enormous if it’s true.”
Using the intelligence community for political gain would be, Paul claims, a “very, very serious crime.”
Would you be the least bit surprised if reports that Obama spied on members of Congress turned out to be true? Share your thoughts below!
Read this Next on ThePoliticalInsider.comMelania Trump Opens White House Movie Theater to Tour Groups
Leave a Comment
COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.
Read these reports carefully. It wasn’t about the survaillance, voice and data transmissions are being captured by the Government. The identities of the individuals are supposed to remain secret so that meta searches for threatening and terrorist activities can be mined and only unmasked when a threat is detected. What Obama did was give political operatives access to these databases so they could mine and gather opposition research. This is against the law.
Perhaps the entire DC Captial, and every government branch have cameras, and audio coverage…because at this point, our government can no longer be trusted…… and that truely is disturbing that our leaders have no morals, no internal guidance of right or wrong, and are acting like rulers unto themselves.
OK, news flash Rand, every single American is being surveilled. Why do you think we have 17 intelligence agencies?
Obama and Hilary was dishonest about everything. what else is new. He belongs in prison.
So spying and wiretapping was common practice during the Obama administration, spanning not only political rivals in the opposing party, but also senators and congressmen. Gee, yet Trump was wrong about being wiretapped by Obama, as the liberals keep screaming. A leopard doesn’t change his spots. If he constructed a spy apparatus that politicized the intelligence community, then he almost certainly used it on everyone who struck his fancy. Trump was right. Any guesses how much of this we will see on CNN and PMSNBC?
Obama was simply trying to stay ahead of the game , but I can say this there have been SO many bombshells dropped on this Country its beginning to resemble crying out Wolf .
The scary part about propaganda is not that sensible people will come to believe it, but rather that sensible people will be turned off by it and cease their beneficial involvement. There will always be a cadre of brain-dead lemmings who will take it at face value (“Trump is a Muslim? Wow – who would have guessed?”) and follow the diktats of the propagandists unquestioningly. That screws everything up – rule by the idiocracy and their unscrupulous handlers. Look how the Greeks have been lured into believing that life owes them something. The disrespect of the left for democratic rule is repulsive.
No, it doesn’t surprise me in the least. And, the info that Trump gave to the Russians, about a laptop being used to bring down a flight, was already known to us citizens. I am sick of the mainstream media, & want to see them shut down. Liberals are such crybabies, but also dangerous like a wounded animal. I’m waiting for an assassination attempt on Pres Trump. He needs to fire everyone, & start fresh.
Obozo did so many things that we didn’t know at the time because he was able to put a lid on it. Now that Trump is draining the swamp things are coming to light under all that dirt that we should know about and the responsible parties should end up in jail for treason for the rest of their lives or even shot after conviction – that includes Obozo, Killary, Soros and so many others,
Obuma has been protected by the media for years. After his first election in 2008 — and even before — we were told that not only was he the first black president — a long time a-coming — but that he was the closest thing to Messiah on Earth, the greatest orator that ever lived, that he was as close to walking on water as any mortal could be, that the likes of him haven’t been seen since Jesus, and that his achievements would be likened to the parting of the Red Sea.,,Well, as it turns out that the only thing “red” about ‘Buma is his embracing of Communism.
Like the rest of the whack job Leftist Liberals you are following a FAKE NEWS dream down the
rabbit hole praying that your Democrat socialist master does not get implicated in abuse of
power an charges brought up against O’muzzie and his band of thieves. At this point there
are just more throwing crap up against the wall and hoping that something might stick eventually
to change the focus of attention away from the crimes of the Democrat Socialist party and its
No proof, just blather. Little curry-headed man is your commander in chief, sonny boy. Try earning a living instead of blowing smoke about something you know nothing about.
This curry headed little man needs to quit wasting taxpayer dollars because of his paranoia. trumps inner circle just got caught in their lies because they were caught up in the US tracking calls to Russia. They were tracking Russia not US citizens.
This is just so crazy to me! So, for months now, the media, left-wingers, and anti-Trump right-wingers have accused Putin/the Russians for interference in the election. Further, they’ve purported that Trump is in collusion with the Russian gov’t and there’s some sort of mutually beneficial back-door relationship between these gov’t bodies. As of yet, there’s been absolutely NO true, hard evidence of these accusations; however, these parties continue to force the issue. Now, think about Hillary and how the email scandal was quickly and decisively thrown away. Previously, and now, a former president is accused of un-justly, and further, illegally surveilling members of political opposition. And watch how the media totally dismisses it! I mean, doesn’t anyone remember Watergate? I am way too young to actually remember these events; however, isn’t that what basically put Nixon out of the Whitehouse? WTF is going on today?
Holy Hallelujah…. Chicago Politics or Chicago Overcoat is the manner upon which Mr. Obama became President or puppet of “Al Capons” Shadow Government.
Just as Al Capon reigned over Chicago and was untouchable from any Legal Proceedings against him!
Mrs. Clinton was Bought and Paid For:
Thus making it impossible for her to lose the Election as the Obama Administration seduced Mr. Comey with “Cement Shoes”….
Even Drowned the VOICE OF VOTERS through the D.N.C. corrupt and ruthless agenda to force Berny Sanders out of the race!!!!
But Mr. Trump refused to conform to their Counsel and did the what NO OTHER PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH COULD…… Holy Hallelujah!
The Moment President Trump Fired the Director of the F.B.I.
Spiritually the Stronghold over this Nation broken……
Just as the FEDs found a way to Legally destroy Al Capone’s legacy of Corruption and the Ruthless sludge of the D.C. Swamp (Shadow Government of the N.W.O).
Just a thought….. lol
Holy, Holy, Holy Hallelujah!
I am not surprised at all. Obozo did a lot of illegal things and should be in jail already
Of course there is no question in my opinion that the inept crooked Obama administration did spy on the Gop. That does not surprise me one iota.Not only was it the most corrupt of any other administration it was the least qualified to govern.
Now, who do you think it might be? Well, how many senators were among Republican nominees? Besides Paul, there were Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio. Now all of those are possibilities, but the likeliest of this bunch would be Ted Cruz. He is, by far, the harshest critic of Obama, the Clintons, Democrats generally, and the programs, plans, policies and principles. Moreover, he was really the only candidate who came close to Trump. He also represented the same brand of conservatism blended with populism and nationalism as Trump, although he was much more a down the line conservative with populist, libertarian and nationalist streaks than Trump.
But looking at the whole Senate, who was Obama’s biggest pain in the @$$ on the Dem side of the aisle? Bob Menendez. And given Bob’s shady campaign fundraising practices and less than upright social life, he would be the one that Obama would most likely find dirt on. So there’s the joker I’m throwing on the table. Jokers are wild.
It has always been known that obama was spying on all his enemies. He considered anyone who wasn’t of his belief (communism and islam) were his enemies, so that leaves most everyone. obama was always stomping on our Constitution and more than bending our laws to get what he wanted which is to destroy our Republic for his global government of communism and sharia law. obama is NOT EVEN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. He was born in Kenya, then came to America throuogh Hawaii and to college here as a FOREIGN STUDENT and never left. That makes obama an illegal immigrant. And both democrats and republicans knew this when he first ran for President but did nothing to stop him as he was NEVER qualified to run for the Presidency.
Obama, Obama, Obama… He’s gone and still you people only talk about Obama… What about what’s going on now? No, Obama… #45 is what is going on now. But let’s talk about 2016 and previous, because little hitler is you God… How stupid do you sound? Oh, that’s right, you don’t care about the U.S.A. or the World… Only your reality tv star… He’ll play the fiddle for you while our country burns, but, you don’t care… Because it’e a liberal vs. snowflake thing… Wake the hell up, all of you AMERICANS!!!
Glen, you have explained the situation perfectly. It is a disgrace to our country that Congress let obama get away with everything he did and very little was ever legal.
No, no, no… the Liberals say… if it’s not about Trump, we’re not interested…. it’s got to be something about Trump and the Russians… of it’s not about Trump and the Russians, we’re not interested…. no, there won’t be any investigation… if Obama did it, then it’s okay… we’re only interested if it’s got something to do with Trump… anything… you can even make something up and we’ll jump all over it… even if it’s something totally absurd… we’ll be all over it in a heartbeat and we won’t give up on it until we’ve ripped it to shreds and it’s a total non-story, and even then we’ll keep bringing it up… if it’s about Trump…. only if it’s about Trump….
If Obama was tracking Russian spies, why would Rand Paul want to be publicly included in that group?
Oh wait, Russia is the new normal.
Our Ship of State is being simultaneously attacked by so many enemies from so many different directions, that it seems to be sinking, even as we watch. The Founding Fathers knew that the lasting success of our Republic depended upon the honesty and patriotism of a preponderance of its citizens, and that if not enough remained true to America and her Constitution, the “Grand Experiment” would fail. Their apprehensions appear to be coming to pass. This could get ugly, or should I say uglier.
Good Lord! It was in the frikkin papers & other publications,, thruout the past 8 years. Anytime O’bladder opened his mouth, he gave his whole game away within days, not being able to continue under pressure without throwing a temper tantrum..Being the world’s foremost narcissist, he couldn’t help himself. If one paid just ‘some’ attention to the news published in the papers back pages, the stories could be picked out, but that’s the problem that media uses to make it difficult; It takes too long. I think that the ‘New Age of Government Transparency’ was actually one of the most flagrantly exposed lines of pure crap I’d ever seen in my 49 years of voting. It really was ‘transparent’ , like the Emperor’s New Clothes! It continues to this day while the chiselers are even paid by foreign entities, to lie, cheat, stamp their feet & ‘make slogans’ & ‘chants’, whine & cry crocodile tears because their world ‘is in ruins’ like amateur witch doctors. It’s not about special classes of people, professional entitled slugs, or even colors, it’s about the Country that We, The People. live in.
Of course he did..and Trump and thousands of others….What’s going to be done about it?..I predict nothing…Trump will continue to be hounded over something made up..while Obama continues to skate of every crime he ever committed…including multiple acts of high treason!…The republicans hold the House, Senate and the Presidency..But the Democrats still hold onto the real power..via the propaganda media and the Deep state..through their control of all 3 intelligence agencies..
Don’t get angry, get even.
I’m no at all surprised at anything Obama has done. What does bother me is that it takes so long to catch him at all the underhanded and illegal things he has done. Many voters saw through him from the beginning, so why does it take politicians so long to get it? Why don’t any of our initialed gov’t agencies nail him? All of the rinos and unhinged liberals need to be forced to testify, under oath.
The Bath house choom smoking gay Muslim FRAUD shoule be in Guantanamo with his pals.Love to see that happen
Id love nothing more than to see that little wingnut eared poser do some hard time behind bars.
it is sad that all our politicians have a crooked road in there past…now with these allegations being brought to light, our own president at the head of a internal scandal, wow…..the obama administration was’t without suspicion of wrong doing’s, this will open up a whole new can of whip ass…….
Oh my god………….what a revelation. A senator who hates Obama says Obama did something bad. Stop the presses !!!!!!!!!
Hillary Clinton should be LOCKED up ! This is one of the reasons FBI Director James Comey was FIRED ! He let her get away with the leaks when she deleted the emails ! She knew what she was doing ! Now they want a special Prosecutor to investigate the Comey firing ! This is all an effort to distract the PUBLIC from inditing her Clinton and the other Crooked Politicians & others by keeping the focus on President Trump, Comey and the FALSE RUSSIAN crap ! Now the CROOKED Democrats and some Republicans have erected the PERFECT SMOKE STORM to avoid exposing them all ! I.E., The Perfect Storm ! Time to expose the LEFT and LOCK them all up ! President Trump needs to stop being a Gentleman and drop the HAMMER on them !
Do they still shoot spies?
Claim: Obama Spied on Multiple Senators
Should we be surprised? No.
Why did Nancy Pelosi get away with vetting Obama when she knew, as evidenced by her leaving the phrase “Under the Constitution” out of the vetting letter she sent to all the states that he was not qualified to run for president? She should be investigated and charged – for knowing Obama was not a U.S. Citizen nor qualified to run for President.
Yvonne, I see you still believe that old canard. You are one of a dwindling few. Everyone realizes it was a conventional attack against rebels that had attacked them, and it was their OWN chemical weapons that blew up in their faces, literally. In fact, it wouldn’t be at all out of place for them to have completely staged it, including damaging the babies. These are, after all, the same people who are willing to kill a little boy because it’s good theater, as long as you can blame the Israelis. Trump bombed planes on the ground? No, our Air Force did, he only gave the order, just like Assad only gave the order. And those “bases”? There children living on just about every military base in the world, especially on ours. I’m sure there were civilians killed when he bombed, too, but we don’t hear about that, do we? Wake up. You’re being lied to on a daily basis. And that’s coming from someone who more or less supports him.
I see you believe in chemical warfare which killed babies.Trump bombed a runway and fighter planes
on the ground.BIG DIFFERENCE
I am sick to death of these political fights about nothing, and these political maneuvers that use taxpayer dollars to get people elected and not elected. These things have nothing to do with what is going on in this country or in the world. These people are not legislators or Presidents. They are all a bunch of political hacks, including Trump, who bombs Syria with a phony “beautiful baby” bedtime story for the “kids” I am sick to death of it and all those people in Washington. Drain the Swamp? Yeah, sure.
Surprised and/or shocked, definitely NO!!!!!!! May we find real proof, and hang his as-!
I’m sure King Obama felt he had a right to do whatever he wanted. He had his records sealed- he’s the type of guy who thinks he has a right to know everybody else’s business – but – everybody else better keep their noses out of his.
Nothing that you could imagine in an anti-American sense was beyond the obama regime, the worst president in history.
Nixon did resign – He could have waited to be forced to do so, however, worse has been done by politicians since and nothing has been done about it – Is it because we are becoming more lenient with wrongdoing?
Nixon had to resign from office because of spying at watergate,
And that didn’t included using another government agency to do the spying.
Using the various branches of Government to oppose political opponents is one step away from a dictatorship.
A “very, very serious crime”, over which somebody should be jailed for the rest of their life.
of course it’s true obozo is a red traitor
long live the republic down with the red monkeys
Surprised? Not in the least bit, pertaining to Obozo & his evil, perverted, & anti-American cronies. The thing is, will he & them ever be prosecuted for their crimes? I’m not holding my breath on that one.
Am just beginning to smell “Blood in the Water”.
It’s too late, Ted. The Democratic party in America is already irrelevant. Obama was their last gasp before the coffin was closed. Now trump must shovel dirt over the coffin so it can never be revived.
Phil in TX
I think that you have hit the nail right on the head.More and more as people look at this administration they will find that it has been over seen by george sorros.
Now President Trump will uncover all of the trash Obama tried to bury…