Rand Paul: The FBI Director Couldn't Tell Me if Agencies Were Listening to President Trump's Phone Calls

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Posted: Oct 12, 2018 11:30 AM
Rand Paul: The FBI Director Couldn't Tell Me if Agencies Were Listening to President Trump's Phone Calls

During a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul asked FBI Director Christopher Wray if the Bureau or other intelligence agencies have listened to President Trump's phone calls. 

According to Wray, at least in an open hearing, the question couldn't be answered. 

"Do you think it's possible that the President's phone calls with international leaders are in the FISA data base?" Senator Paul asked. 

"I'm not sure there's anything I can speak to in this setting," Wray said.

Senator Paul also asked about whether the conversations of Americans journalists who speak with international media or sources are also being recorded or listened to. Concerns about the rights of Americans who do business overseas were also raised.

"You should not be able to access that data without a warrant," Senator Paul said, citing the U.S. constitution.