While it may seem a work of fiction, or the plot of a conspiracy-theory-centered movie, Tuesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed on Glenn Beck’s radio program that he had troubling information about the U.S. drone program and whether or not the president could order a strike against an American on U.S. soil.
TheBlaze obtained letters that were sent to the senator by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, with several paragraphs raising an alarm.
“The question you have posed is therefore entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront,” the letter states. “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.”
“Were such an emergency to arise, I would examine the particular facts and circumstances before advising the President on the scope of his authority,” he added.
Needless, to say Holder’s response is unsettling to many Americans to say the least and Glenn Beck is no exception. He took time out on Tuesday evening to discuss this breaking news:
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