Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addressed the importance of finding out who is leaking information out of Washington.
"A lot of leaks are coming out of the intelligence community and not all are benign," Paul said Friday on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
The senator noted that giving information to others so they can leak is still a crime. "That's still leaking and it is still a crime if it were private conversations of individuals. I'm not saying [fired FBI Director James] Comey did that, but we do need to get to the bottom of who is the leak and who are the leaks in the intelligence community."
Paul said he believed Comey's Thursday testimony vindicated President Donald Trump. "Comey confirmed the president was never under investigation. Three times he told the president that. I guess I think it's understandable to me why the president would be a little bit put out with Comey and say to Comey, 'good grief, if you're telling me I'm not under investigation, why don't you tell the American people?'
"This cloud of an investigation is really damaging," he said.
The president said that the issues are distracting from the president's work to bring back jobs. "We need not to be too distracted by crazy allegations that, in the end, turn out to be really without substance," Paul said.
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