Rand Paul just had a great idea on how to root out the vicious leakers harming President Trump.
Look, the leaking has to stop – if it really is so bad they should just resign and go public under their own names. The truth shall set everyone free.
But to hide and not come forward with full names and job titles causes people to wonder if this is all just another swampy hit job.
The swamp is famous after all for such shenanigans. From The Washington Examiner:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Thursday afternoon that he believes President Trump would be justified in using lie detector tests to figure out which senior administrative official wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed.
The Washington Examiner confirmed Paul’s comments with the senator’s communications director, Sergio Gor.
The Times published an anonymous op-ed Wednesday that described members of the Trump administration working “diligently” to stop the president’s “worst impulses” and move against parts of his agenda. The author claimed not to be working alone and that the group is acting because they believe their primary duty is to protect the country.
It isn’t the first time Paul has suggested the federal government use lie detectors to figure out who leaked classified information. In March 2017, Paul said that the federal government should employ the method to ascertain who leaked the transcripts of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with the U.S. ambassador to Russia.
“It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail, because you cannot have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and highly classified information and then releasing that to the New York Times,” Paul told ABC in 2017. “There can only be a certain handful of people who did that. I would bring them all in. They would have to take lie detector tests. And, I would say, including the political people, because some political people knew about this as well.”
Trump seems to be warming to the idea tweeting: “The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do. The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!”
The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do. The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2018