Rand Paul: Obama Gave ‘Direct Permission' to Trap Flynn
Senator reacts to FBI's investigation into former national security adviser
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on the revelations regarding the former national security adviser Michael Flynn's case, saying he “strongly believes” that former President Barack Obama was behind it.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Paul:
“Do you think that it is right to let the American people know who decided to unmask General Flynn from those phone call transcripts?”
“Absolutely, and I don’t believe any of this could have happened without President Obama,” Paul responded.
“I completely believe that not only did he know — and others have already said that he knew about the conversation, he knew about trying to go after General Flynn and that it was being directed from the White House," he added.
"So I have every expectation that President Obama is in the middle of this.”
“But I think it’s worse."
"I think you go back to Operation Crossfire Hurricane, the whole fake dossier and all the stuff, all of the FISA warrants that were I think improperly and illegally gotten started on the Trump campaign, I really strongly believe that President Obama gave specific and direct oversight and direct permission for this.”
House Intelligence Committee transcripts revealed how FBI officials entrapped Flynn despite knowing he hadn't colluded with Russia, according to The Daily Caller.
Flynn's case was dropped on Thursday following unsealed FBI documents showing he was set up by disgraced Buerea officials.
On Tuesday, Neon Nettle reported on declassified intelligence documents that revealed officials in former President Barack Obama's administration who "unmasked" Flynn.
Bombshell information about Obama admin officials involved in the Flynn case was unsealed by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
Surveillance of Flynn's calls with the former Russian ambassador was picked up and later leaked.
Those names behind Flynn's "unmasking" could soon be made public, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Obama said the DOJ's decision to drop charges against Flynn was creating a risk to the "rule of law."
"That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk," the former President said.