Monday, March 20, 2017

The Wiretap Blues

Today I watched a bit of Neil Cavuto's afternoon show on Fox News (not Fox Business) where he interviewed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Paul made an interesting point.

In response to a Cavuto question about Trump's "wiretap" allegations, Paul responded roughly as follows (I paraphrase as I did not record).
That people associated with the Trump campaign were being eavesdropped upon is already proven. A Mike Flynn conversation was leaked and therefore listened in on by someone, resulting in Flynn's resignation. About that there is no question.
Maybe what happened is that a bunch of people the campaign contacted were being wiretapped, so their conversations got out, even though the taps were not directed at campaign personnel? Just a guess. The effect of private conversations ending up being known to others is the same either way.