President Trump might not have been the only politician that Obama was spying on. Rand Paul recently came forward with the belief that Obama had also been spying on him. “It’s about your own government spying on the opposition party. That would be enormous if it’s true,” said Rand Paul.
Judge Napolitano showed his agreement with Rand Paul. “Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled. And he told me that probably four or five years ago,” responded Napolitano.
“Think of this as a three-step process: Surveillance, which is acquisition in a digital version of every keystroke on every computer, and every communication on every cell phone phone and landline phone; storage, which is the maintenance of the digital versions of these communications; and then unmasking, which is accessing this data and finding out the names of the people who are actually surveilled,” said Napolitano.
“It is the use to which the raw intelligence data can be put that makes it criminal. If they had to unmask Sen. Paul’s name in order to understand a conversation he was having with a foreign agent and the foreign agent was harmful to the United States, they can do that,” said Napolitano.
“That’s not what he’s talking about. They’re talking about them unmasking him while he’s having a conversation with his campaign manager when he’s running in the Republican primary in 2016. The use of intelligence data for political purposes is a felony … Unmasking is illegal if done for any reason other than national security,” said Napolitano. Check out the video below.