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With shutdown nearing, focus turns to Rand Paul
All eyes are on Rand Paul, the senator seen as the most likely to force a temporary shutdown and keep the Senate in session all weekend over a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. The Kentucky Republican, who opposes the package as wasteful spending, caused a brief shutdown in February when he refus
Rand Paul: 'An uncontrollable deep state in intel community'-rips Brennan and Mueller probe
Whatever you think of Rand Paul, the one thing no one can accuse him of being is 'partisan hack.' He's bucked his own party as much as anyone other than John McCain, and - unlike McCain - he's done it for the right reasons. So, when he absolutely rips into John Brennan's vitriolic comments and tear
Rand Paul won't say if he will hold up spending bill
Provided by CNN Sen. Rand Paul, who forced a brief government shutdown last month, won't say whether he will hold up the massive spending deal Congress is expected to unveil Wednesday, citing the lack of a bill. "I'm undecided on what is unknown," Paul told reporters Wednesday. "There is no bill.
Rand Paul on last-minute federal budget: 'A rotten, terrible' way to govern
With Congress teetering on the brink of its third government shutdown in three months, Sen. Rand Paul still hasn't seen the details of a new budget bill that's likely to be 1,000 pages long - and he's not pleased. That matters because it was Paul, R-Ky., who last month single-handedly prevented Con
Rand Paul: If There Was No Collusion, Mueller Should End the Investigation
Rand Paul on Wednesday expressed his disdain for former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a tweet Brennan sent out attacking President Donald Trump. Brennan's tweet over the weekend described the president as a "disgraced demagogue" and said America will triumph over Trump. Read Full Article "I thin
Rand Paul: Mueller Probe Becoming 'Very Very Partisan,' 'Witch Hunt'
Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe was turning into "this sort of witch hunt now that's become very very partisan." Paul said, "I think special prosecutors have too much power and that we really shouldn't hav
Rand Paul: 'I would not have appointed Mueller'
Austin bombing suspect kills himself as SWAT moves in Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that he would not have appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, adding that special counsels wield too much power. "I think special prosecutors have too much power and that we really shouldn't have them.
Rand Paul: Intelligence community’s bias shows more need for oversight
Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that there needs to be more limits put on the intelligence community's reach on Americans' information. "Now were seeing all these people from the intelligence community, Brennan [and] Clapper, all of them piling on and exposing themselves to be left-wing Democrats who
Rand Paul: People Doubt Mueller's Russia Investigation 'Because the People Involved with It Were so Virulently Anti-Trump'
Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he was "very concerned" about the politicization of the FBI in the Russia investigation. Paul told Fox News Channel's "Your World" host Neil Cavuto that the politicization cast doubt on the investigation because there could be an ulterior motive with people w
Tom Cotton Has A Word Or Two For Folks Denouncing Pompeo and Haspel As Nominees
If Senator Tom Cotton supports the President's latest job changes, then that should tell you that it will be good for the country. In this article written by Senator Cotton, he takes on the naysayers and gives great reasoning to the positives of the nominees. Of particular interest are the shots he
Rand Paul Had The Ultimate Response To Brennan's 'Disgraced Demagogue' Comment About Trump
Republican Sen. Rand Paul used Twitter to hammer former CIA Director John Brennan's characterization of President Trump as a "disgraced demagogue" on Sunday with a scathing criticism of the "disgraceful" way Brennan ran the agency when he was in charge. This man had the power to search every America
Sen. Rand Paul: McCabe's 'Punishment Is Appropriate'
(Screenshot) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's firing was an "appropriate" punishment for someone accused of lying to the bureau and leaking classified documents. "I would say that the facts with regard to Mc
Sen. Rand Paul: 'I Don't Like Special Prosecutors. I Think They Have Too Much Power'
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Photo: Screen grab/CNN) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Sunday he would not "advocate" for the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but he never would have advocated for Mueller's appointment in the first place: "I have said all along I don't like special
Will try to stop Trump picks, Paul says
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that he would "do everything to stop" President Donald Trump's nominations of Mike Pompeo for secretary of state and Gina Haspel for CIA director, but conceded he might not succeed. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said on CBS' Face the Nation that he wants
Left-Wing group "ProPublica" retracts major claim about Trump's nominee for CIA Director
Wala noted that, before the September 11 terrorist attacks, the USA recognized that waterboarding was a form of torture because it had prosecuted Japanese soldiers in World War II for waterboarding and other forms of water torture. Rand Paul has already said he would oppose both Mr. Pompeo and his r
Why comparing Gina Haspel to Robert Bork doesn't work
The debate over whether Gina Haspel should be the next CIA Director is pitting civil libertarians against supporters who believe her resume speaks for itself. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is promising to filibuster Haspel's nomination because he thinks her involvement in the CIA's waterboarding progra
GOP Senator vows to block Trump appointees
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will oppose confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State and Gina Haspel to take over as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the most recent high level nominees submitted by President Donald Trump. "What I liked about candi
Rand Paul - 'I Think Andrew McCabe Did Worse Than General Flynn'
Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that "Andrew McCabe did worse than General Flynn" in a CNN interview Sunday. Load Error CNN's Jake Tapper asked, "Would it bother you if the president ordered the firing of Mueller?" "You know, I wouldn't advocate it, but I would have never advocated for the appointmen
Sen. Rand Paul says he'll oppose Gina Haspel's nomination despite retracted torture charge
Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) has become one of the most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to be the next CIA director - a stance he continued Sunday, even after the most damning charges against Haspel were revoked. In an interview Sunday on CNN's State of the Union,
Sen. Rand Paul: People 'Eager for War' Shouldn't Be Running State Department or CIA
Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) on Sunday said "people who are eager for war" should not be in charge of the State Department and swore to oppose President Donald Trump's nominees for secretary of state and CIA director. "I don't think you really want people who are eager for war to be running the S