Senator Rand Paul recently promised to consider committee rule changes that would restrict Congress from acquiring phone data from lawmakers and journalists.
The Kentucky Senator’s comments came after House Democrats released call records which allegedly linked to Congressman Devin Nunes and investigative journalist John Solomon. The past week Nunes accused House Intelligence Committee chair Congressman Adam Schiff of violating his civil liberties by looking into his phone records and divulging them in his impeachment report. In addition, Schiff publicized the call records of personal phone data from President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
“Congress has no rules…it’s not illegal for Adam Schiff to do this,” Paul told reporters, according to Politico report. “It’s highly immoral or unfair for him to do it. No one else has ever done it to another member or a journalist. I think we need to change the rules.” The Kentucky Senator said he is looking at placing restrictions on Congress by changing committee rules.
“Nobody should get your phone records. This is a big deal; this is a huge deal,” Paul declared.
Senator Paul pointed to the lack of outrage from the press over Schiff acquiring Solomon’s phone records. “There haven’t been enough calls from some of you people about protecting your own,” he told reporters.
According to The Epoch Times, Solomon has taken on attacks and has been accused of disseminating Russian propaganda for his meticulous investigative work exposing “an appearance of a conflict of interest on the part of former Vice President Joe Biden.”
Nunes mentioned that his call records do not line up with what Schiff’s committee detailed in its report. “We’re definitely taking legal action,” Nunes said. “We need to get to court to try to stop that from happening again
Yet again, Rand Paul is shining as one of the president’s top defenders in this current impeachment craze.
Paul has shown liberty conservatives how they can position themselves as America First patriots, while simultaneously advocating for small-government policies.