Rand: Obama Spying ‘Incredibly Damaging’ to Separation of Powers

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday on Fox News that he’s determined to find out from the White House or intelligence committees whether the Obama administration spied on him, and says any such spying would be “incredibly damaging” to the constitutional separation of powers. “What I would like to know,” said Paul, “and one of the questions I asked the White House is: Did anyone in President Obama’s administration query my name? Did they look in that database of a million Americans’ phone calls and look me up specifically? Did they ask to unmask me? And they have these terms that sounds like, oh, unmasking, how bad is that? It’s the same as spying.” “This is incredibly damaging to the separation of powers and incredibly damaging to all Americans’ privacy.” Paul sent letters on Friday to the chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees asking them to “promptly” investigate whether his name or the names of any other members

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