Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano dropped a real bombshell on Monday while discussing allegations that Sen. Rand Paul and another senator may have been surveilled by the Obama administration.
According to Napolitano, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believed the land’s highest court was under surveillance.
“Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled,” Napolitano told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “And he told me that probably four or five years ago.”
He went on to explain that there is the digital acquisition of data, be it phone calls or computer key strokes, and then there’s accessing the data, which entails unmasking the players.
As for the Republican senator from Kentucky, Bartiromo said it was “just wrong” if the Obama administration used government resources “to spy on anyone running against Hillary Clinton.”
“If they had to unmask Senator Paul’s name to reveal a conversation he was having with a foreign agent and the foreign agent was hostile to the United States they can do that,” Napolitano said.
“That’s not what he’s talking about,” he continued. “They’re talking about unmasking him when he’s having a conversation with his campaign manager when he’s running in the Republican primary.”
In what he called “an absolute in law,” Napolitano stressed that “the use of intelligence data for political purposes is a felony.” He went on to suggest that anyone who viewed the unmasked intelligence, to include former President Barack Obama, could be subpoenaed to testify.
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