Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'Clearly Broke the Law'
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said today on "America's Newsroom" that he believes Hillary Clinton broke the law the same way former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus did.
"I'm worried that she left government records in an unsecure site. And actually that she was still in possession of government records after she left government service," he said, referring to the controversy over Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
He explained that high-ranking government officials sign a statement that requires them to turn over all government records when they leave office. It's still unclear whether Clinton signed the form.
"This is a real problem. Some people say, 'well is this really a law? Could this really be prosecuted?' It's perjury. General Petraeus was recently accused of the same thing," Paul said.
In terms of the 2016 race, Paul said he believes Americans will not look favorably on Clinton acting as if she was "above the law."
Before that discussion, Paul talked about the White House telling the GOP to stand down after 47 Republican senators sent a controversial letter to Iran.
"Simply what we pointed out in the letter is what the Constitution states and what the law states," Paul told Bill Hemmer. "Laws can only be undone by the Congress."
He explained that any deal to limit Iran's uranium-enrichment efforts without a congressional vote could be changed by either Congress or whoever replaces President Obama in 2017.
"Well here's the thing, the sanctions that we put on Iran, were voted on by Congress," Paul said. "Laws can only be repealed by Congress. The president can't just willy nilly say 'hey I can do what I want and I'm going to repeal the sanctions.'"
Watch the full interview above.
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