Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has called for lie detector tests in order to identify the author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed, who claimed to be a senior administration official working to undermine President Donald Trump from within his own government.
“It’s not unprecedented for people with security clearances to be asked whether or not they’re revealing things against the law under oath and also by lie detector,” Paul said. “We use the lie-detector test routinely for CIA agents and FBI agents. If you have a security clearance in the White House, I think it would be acceptable to use a lie detector test and ask people whether or not they’re taking to the media against the policy of the White House.”
In the op-ed, the anonymous official aligned himself with the ‘Resistance’, a loose alliance of far-left, neoconservative, and globalist elements seeking the ouster of the President, and claimed that the Cabinet had previously floated the prospect of removing Trump from President by invoking the 25th Amendment. Several leading administration figures, including Vice President Mike Pence, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, have denied being the author of the piece.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo has argued that Paul’s suggestion contradicts his libertarian principles.
“Rand Paul asking for lie detector tests. The libertarian — the libertarian! — Rand Paul wants lie detector tests in the White House to find the leaker,” Cuomo said.”If that is not a metaphor for crazy days, I don’t know what is.”
Despite his remarks, it is evident to most freedom lovers that the prospect of a shadowy unelected deep state trying to subvert an elected President is far more concerning than an administration taking common sense measures to identify the perpetrator.