Sen. Rand Paul is not one to throw out accusations lightly. But he has looked at the evidence and he thinks one thing’s pretty clear.
Paul, like many others in Congress, has been looking over the newly released documents from “Crossfire Hurricane.” That was the code name for the Obama administration’s investigations into Trump’s campaign and beyond.
And the Senator thinks that Obama could be behind it.
“I think that the operation ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ where they went after and used this dossier to go to the FISA court to investigate and do wiretaps on Carter Page, who had been part of Trump’s campaign, I think that was done with President Obama’s explicit permission,” said Paul.
Woah. Sen. Rand Paul claimed that Crossfire Hurricane was “done with President Obama’s explicit permission.”
The former president’s name has been oddly absent from the information we’ve gotten through the years.
It looks like the FBI was behind the FISA request to monitor Carter Page. They used Clinton’s dossier as an excuse to wiretap the Trump campaign staffer.
The FBI was also monitoring Michael Flynn’s phone calls. And FBI agent Peter Sztrok was outed for texting about an “insurance plan” should Trump win.
But only recently have we learned that President Obama was informed at least about the Flynn wiretapping. He even discussed the FBI launching an investigation against Flynn.
Does that suggest Obama was behind more of the FBI’s actions to monitor Trump? Paul seems to think so.
We just have to wonder: how could the FBI and DOJ do all of this—without Obama knowing?
Did he have zero control over what his own agencies were doing? Was he that out-of-touch?
Or did he know and perhaps directed it?
Both those options seem pretty bad. But either way, wouldn’t it be nice if we had some answers?
Author: Adam Casalino