Rand Paul: If There Was No Collusion, Mueller Should End the Investigation
Rand Paul on Wednesday expressed his disdain for former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a tweet Brennan sent out attacking President Donald Trump.
Brennan’s tweet over the weekend described the president as a “disgraced demagogue” and said America will triumph over Trump.
“I think he’ll go down in history, John Brennan, as someone who is very much a partisan and not in the tradition of law enforcement of trying to be even-keeled and non-partisan,” Paul (R-Ky.) said.
Paul said on “America’s Newsroom” that he is upset that Brennan is an advocate of “basically unlimited surveillance of Americans,” describing Brennan as an “angry” partisan who opposes President Trump.
“This is exactly why we need more control over the intelligence community, and I think they should never be searching an American’s records without a judge’s warrant,” he said.
Bill Hemmer also asked Paul about the state of Robert Muelller’s role as special counsel, a role that House Speaker Paul Ryan recently said he was assured wouldn’t be terminated.
Paul was in agreement with words from Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz tweeted out by Trump Wednesday, saying there “never should have been a Special Counsel appointed because there was no probable cause” to believe any collusion or other crime took place.
Instead of a special counsel, Dershowitz said, Congress should have appointed a nonpartisan special investigative commission, like after the 9/11 attacks, with subpoena power to look into Russia's attempts to meddle in U.S. elections.
Watch the full segment above.