President Trump says the Obama administration wiretapped him. Sen. Rand Paul says he wants to know if he, too, was tapped (and says “I know one other senator has already confided in me that he was surveilled by the Obama administration”).
Now comes a new blockbuster report that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thought the Obama administration were conducting covert surveillance on court members.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, said on FOX Business Network that “Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled.
“And he told me that probably four or five years ago… If they had to unmask Senator Paul’s name to reveal a conversation he was having with a foreign agent and the foreign agent was hostile to the United States, they can do that. That’s not what he’s talking about. They’re talking about unmasking him when he’s having a conversation with his campaign manager when he’s running in the Republican primary.”
Of course, the Supreme Court handled many high-profile cases during the time Scalia thought the court was being surveilled — including the court’s split decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature policy.
In fact, in 2014, the Supreme Court considered the case of National Security Agency domestic spy program. That case involved NSA’s surveillance of telephone “metadata.” “The Supreme Court doesn’t know diddly about the nature and extent of the threat,” Scalia said, according to Business Insider. “It’s truly stupid that my court is going to be the last word on it.”
The Court eventually ruled the program legal.
Napolitano said that Obama himself could be called to testify about the matter.
Watch the clip here.