FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer when Senator Rand Paul (R-Tenn.) asked if the FBI and other government intelligence agencies are snooping on President Trump's phone calls. Wray said Paul’s question is one that cannot be answered. 

When the senator asked on Thursday, "Do you think it's possible that the President's phone calls with international leaders are in the FISA data base?" Wray responded, "I'm not sure there's anything I can speak to in this setting." 

In a tweet, Senator Paul tweeted later that he asked Wray about “domestic spying and government abuse of our data.” He went on to write: “The concern of us who want more control over what the government can do with our data is because as Madison said men are not angels. That's why we have the Constitution.”

The senator then tweeted that Wray refused to answer whether Trump’s conversations are being recorded. “Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW!.”

Senator Paul also asked Wray whether the FBI is snooping on American journalists who are in contact with foreign media or sources. He also expressed concerns about the rights of Americans who do business outside of the United States. "You should not be able to access that data without a warrant," Senator Paul warned Wray while citing the U.S. constitution.

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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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