Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During their interview, the topic of President Trump Russian collusion came up.
Paul detailed how the BS probe should scare the hell out of Colbert.
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From BizPac Review:
Colbert asked Paul if he thinks the four-page FISA memo, which alleges top officials in the FBI and Department of Justice misled a federal surveillance court in order to obtain a spy warrant against Trump campaign members, should be released to the public. Paul said he was concerned with Mueller’s investigation and that everyone can be monitored by the government at anytime.
“I’m concerned. My biggest concern is over something that Madison said at the beginning of our country, he said that ‘men are not angels’ and that’s why we need more oversight of government,” Paul told Colbert. “Our intelligence community has the authority to listen to every phone call. Everyone’s phone calls could be listened to if they wanted to. Everyone in your e-mails can be tracked.”
The Kentucky Republican continued to quote James Madison and said he was worried about a bias in the intelligence community. Paul said he believes there should be a check and balance, “a judge and a warrant.” Paul told Colbert he believes Mueller might have too much power, mentioning the Russia probe led to the indictment of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Rand pointed out that Flynn’s charges had nothing to do with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Paul added: “So I think because men are not angels and women aren’t either, that there can be bias that are into the intelligence community, so we have to be very, very careful that someone gives them a check and balance and that check and a balance should be a judge and a warrant against, you know, I fought with this collection of FISA data that we should go to a judge to get to that.”
He continued: “I’m concerned that we’re give too much power to a prosecutor who was supposed to be going after Russian collusion. So far he’s gotten somewhat over. He recorded General Flynn and then got him to say something inconsistent with what was recorded on the phone call. Think about it from a personal perspective, if I have a thousand phone calls of Stephen Colbert, what I could learn? And then I can interview you, and if you say anything inconsistent with what you said on your private phone calls, I could put you in jail.”
Politico has more on Rand’s attacker from 2017, which left him with multiple injuries:
Sen. Rand Paul lamented Wednesday night that Americans are “channeling a lot of rage” that extends beyond the world of politics, expressing optimism that this year will be better than 2017, when he was attacked by a neighbor and shot at along with other congressional Republicans on a Virginia baseball diamond.
“I’ve been shot at. I’ve been mugged. I’m hoping 2018 is a better year,” Paul (R-Ky.) told CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. “We are channeling a lot of rage on both sides, politically and otherwise, grass clippings, you name it. We’re unhappy with each other. And I think sometimes we see people on television and we think that person’s not human. They don’t hurt, you know.”
Paul was attacked by a neighbor last November as he mowed the lawn at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The attack left the senator with multiple broken ribs and internal injuries to his lungs. Paul told Colbert that he struggled with recovery for weeks, twice suffering from pneumonia and having difficulty breathing at night.
Speaking of a possible motive for the attack, Paul said his neighbor may have had a “rage reaction.”
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]