Rand Paul: Anti-Trump FBI Officials Strzok and Page Still Have Security Clearances
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the FBI officials caught sending anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 presidential election, still have top secret security clearances, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed on "Outnumbered Overtime."
In the messages, Strzok and Page, who were romantically involved at the time, bashed Trump and discussed concerns about being too tough on Hillary Clinton during the investigation into the use of her private email server.
Paul asked the FBI if Strzok and Page still have clearances despite being reassigned after the messages came to light.
The bureau responded with a letter stating that they would not answer questions about specific agents, but confirmed all FBI agents have a top secret clearance and must keep that.
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"So if they're still FBI agents, which apparently they are, the non-answer specifically really is an answer, and says they can search our databases," Paul said.
He said he is concerned about FBI agents -- no matter what end of the political spectrum they fall on -- having access to those "immense databases" without the oversight of a judge.
"Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are enemies of President Trump. They were spending time at work trying to figure out how to keep him from being president, and if he were president, trying to have some sort of insurance policy to, I guess, prevent him from acting as president," Paul said.
He said they need to be fired, or at the very least, suspended from having access to the databases until it's determined whether or not they can remain at the FBI.
"I know of no limits to who they can search," Paul said. "Any American could have their name typed in there, and they do not require a judicial warrant."