Rand Paul asks Haspel if she knows of any CIA surveillance of Trump
that's an excellent question from the best senator.
President Trump has promoted internally to get the new CIA head
Paul also asked if the CIA is aware of any efforts by the federal government to monitor any presidential candidates when they were traveling outside the United States and asked the CIA to lay out what circumstances would lead the agency to track presidential candidates. The New Yorker reported that former CIA Director John Brennan was briefed by British intelligence officials on communications between Trump's campaign and Russia, though it did not say how they were intercepted.
“I'm concerned there are reports that John Brennan, the former head of the CIA under President Obama, that he was cooperating with British intelligence to spy on the Trump campaign. This is a big deal," Paul said.
It is a big deal, and reminiscent of the abuse of power under LBJ,
who illegally surveilled the Goldwater campaign using both the CIA and FBI.