By Townhall. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked a resolution Thursday that called for the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report after Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a 2020 presidential hopeful, asked for unanimous consent in the Senate for the resolution. The measure passed the House by a 420-0 vote last month.
“We still have not seen the report,” Klobuchar said on the Senate floor. “I have urged the Department of Justice to release the report, and the administration should not delay in producing the report to Congress.”
Sen. Paul objected to Klobuchar’s motion, arguing that “we all want transparency,” but he would like the communications of officials in the Obama administration to be released first, including those of former CIA Director John Brennan and Former FBI Director James Comey, in relation to the beginning of the Russia probe. (Read more from “Rand Paul Blocks Resolution Calling for Release of Mueller Report” HERE)
Rand Paul Accuses Obama Administration of Sending ‘Spies’ Into Trump’s Campaign
By Washington Examiner. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., accused the Obama administration’s intelligence community of having “spies” infiltrate the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Paul claimed that a “source” shared with him the Justice Department’s attempts to retrieve information on the Trump campaign during the Obama administration. In particular, Paul alleged that former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and FBI Director James Comey “sent spies” to get information on the Trump campaign after they received the so-called Trump dossier.
The document contains salacious information about President Trump and his relationship with Russia.
“Well, my source tells me that the intelligence community, Obama’s intelligence community, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, they were frustrated because they had this Russian dossier but nobody believed it was real,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News on Thursday.
Former British spy Christopher Steele composed the dossier after being hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS. A lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had hired the firm to conduct anti-Trump research. (Read more from “Rand Paul Accuses Obama Administration of Sending ‘Spies’ Into Trump’s Campaign” HERE)