Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during an event at the University of Chicago's Ida Noyes Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) ORG XMIT: ILAN114

Rand Paul on Unmaskings: ‘We Can’t Live in Fear of Our Own Intelligence Community’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says there are records of unmasking by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice or anyone else in the intelligence community.

“All of them have to be found, and I guarantee there’s a paper or a computer trail of who released these documents and who released these conversations,” Paul said on “Fox & Friends.”

Rice has been accused along with former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power of “compromising Americans’ privacy by eavesdropping on conversations between foreign officials and Trump campaign officials and unmasking the names of the American citizens. While the first is not incredibly unusual, the unmasking is.”

Paul first raised concerns about illegal unmasking of American citizens by the NSA by the Obama administration.

“We cannot live in fear of our own intelligence community,” Paul said.

“They have such power to suck up every bit of every transmission, every communication we ever made. We can’t just have them willy-nilly releasing that to the public,” he concluded.

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