Rand Paul Skeptical of Obama's NSA Changes

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 10:14 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Sen. Rand Paul said he's skeptical about what President Barack Obama will do to alter the mass collection of data by the National Security Agency, following reports the government would halt the practice.

"We'll have to see what happens. The president sometimes says one thing and does another. So, the devil is in the details here," the Kentucky Republican told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

The New York Times reported Monday that the White House was drafting legislation that would end the government's mass collection of Americans' emails and phone calls, leaving the job of storing data to phone companies.

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Paul suggested that a class-action lawsuit he filed against the NSA and President Obama over the practice may have played a part in the decision.

"I don't want to take all the credit for ending this. But I think our lawsuit had something to do with bringing the president to the table," he said.

Further investigation of the program needs to be conducted by a select committee, Paul said.

He called for an "overall investigation of the intelligence community," due to arrogance among intelligence agencies that "needs to be checked."

"They're trying to do things that even Congress doesn't know about. That's not right. And, that's not the way a representative democracy should work," Paul said.

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