“The deep state is the intelligence agencies that do not have oversight”
March 22, 2018
During an appearance on The Laura Ingraham Show this week, Senator Rand Paul warned that “Absolutely, there is a deep state” and that it is actively working to “try to bring Trump down.”
“The deep state is the intelligence agencies that do not have oversight,” Paul said, adding “Only eight people in Congress know what they’re doing, and traditionally, those eight people have been a rubber stamp to let the intelligence communities do whatever they want.”
The Senator was referring to the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate, in addition to the chairmen and ranking members of the two intelligence committees.
“There is no skeptic among the eight people that are supposedly overseeing the intelligence community.” Paul warned.
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The Senator then warned that intelligence heads, with the rubber stamp of the ‘gang of 8’ have abused their positions.
“John Brennan and James Clapper were doing whatever the hell they wanted, without any judicial warrants,” Paul declared.
“I think there were numerous people in the Obama administration who were using intelligence — one, to try to bring Trump down; but two, also, they were using it for political purposes,” Paul stated, adding that “this is very, very worrisome.”
“This is the real problem,” Paul said, noting that founding father James Madison warned about such over reach.
“Madison said that men are not angels. And all you gotta do is look at John Brennan’s tweet to know that he’s not an angel. And listen to James Clapper lying to the Senate about whether they were spying on Americans.” Paul said, referring to the following recent tweet from Brennan, aimed at the President:
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