Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller had greatly abused his power by having the FBI raid the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
“Going after someone’s personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor,” Paul said. “And, this is why I have opposed, really, having special prosecutors for almost anything, because I think they abuse their authority. So I think Mueller has abused his authority.”
Sen. Paul warned Americans who excuse Mueller's abuse of power because they don't like Pres. Trump that they could be targeted, too:
"I would warn people around America who don’t like the president who say, ‘Oh, this is just fine because it’s against President Trump’: This is an enormous power that can be used against anybody.”
“Remember what Chuck Schumer said a couple of months ago? He says, ‘If you cross the intelligence agencies, they can screw you six ways to Sunday.’”
“The president’s right: it’s a witch-hunt,” Sen. Paul warned:
“This is about enormous power, prosecutorial power, but also power in the intelligence communities. We have to rein this in, or every American citizen is exposed to this kind of abuse of power.”
“Really this is a wide-open — the president’s right: it’s a witch hunt — but it’s a wide-open thing; it’s a mistake to ever have these special prosecutors.”