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Sen. Paul: FBI Inserts Self Too Far Into Political Campaigns

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By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:17 AM

Most of the FBI consists of good people who do the right thing, Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday, but he is concerned that the agency has become too involved, through people like former Director James Comey and ex-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, in political campaigns.

"Maybe we need to be more careful and figure out a way that the FBI doesn't insert itself into campaigns," the Kentucky Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation where the FBI was this much involved in the middle of a campaign."

The senator said if the FBI used information from an dossier, financed in part by Hillary Clinton's campaign, to seek a warrant to spy on President Donald Trump's campaign is "worrisome," but the matter goes both ways.

"Comey should have been fired for many reasons," said Paul, adding that maybe the former director was not fair to either Clinton or Trump.

"Maybe the problem was that he was over-involved in an election season when he should have been quiet," the senator said.

Meanwhile, McCabe's background might not have come up had he not gotten so involved in politics, said Paul.

McCabe's wife, a Democratic candidate, obtained campaign contributions from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally, but that may not have come up, Paul said, admitting that maybe the scrutiny does get "unfair."

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Most of the FBI consists of good people who do the right thing, Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday, but he is concerned that the agency has become too involved, through people like former Director James Comey and ex-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, in political campaigns.
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