Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over the weekend offered a unique solution to the problem of government leaks, which have plagued President Donald Trump’s administration in its first two months.
Speaking on ABC “This Week” Sunday, Paul suggested that to find the source of the leaks, such as the transcripts of conversations Micheal Flynn had with Russian officials — which eventually led to his resignation — the Trump administration should conduct lie detector tests.
“It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail because you cannot have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and highly classified information and then releasing that to The New York Times,” Paul said.
“There can only be a certain handful of people who did that,” he explained. “I would bring them all in. They would have to take lie detector tests.”
“We need to get to the bottom of who’s releasing these highly classified conversations,” Paul added.
During the interview, Paul also said that when it comes to intelligence leaks and surveillance, there is at least one thing Americans can be sure of: that the Obama administration “did spy” on Flynn.
Paul also warned that if the intelligence leaks aren’t reined in, then the “deep state” will be in a position to blackmail presidents and national security advisers.
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