FROM EIR DAILY ALERT
Sen. Rand Paul Believes CIA Head Haspel Lied to Senate about British
May 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) publicly attacked just-appointed CIA Director Gina Haspel’s claim that the CIA did not work with British intelligence to surveil the Trump campaign, Gateway Pundit blog reported yesterday. The Senator spoke in an interview with Fox News May 21.
Senator Paul immediately challenged Haspel’s report and former CIA Director Brennan’s claim that the British did not spy on Trump. Paul tweeted on May 20,
“Gina Haspel is categorically denying that [the CIA] got information from the British intelligence. And if what I’m saying today is not her opinion, she needs to speak up today and she needs to say ‘did British intelligence give information to @JohnBrennan?’ ”
Paul continued, “I’m not so sure I believe what they’re saying.” He said he expects information will come out that British intelligence did hand over information on the Trump campaign to former CIA chief Brennan, and, Paul stated, “They’re going to say it was done accidentally.”
Senator Paul’s chief strategist Doug Stafford told Gateway Pundit previously,
“Gina Haspel is a John Brennan acolyte. Brennan is a visible and now-public opponent of President Trump. He is part of the deep state that opposed and now works against the President. She should not be in charge of the CIA.”
Haspel was CIA station chief in London during 2016 when two MI6-linked companies, Orbis Business Intelligence and Hakluyt & Co., were conducting espionage operations against individuals working in the Trump presidential campaign in various capacities, and were preparing dossiers to be used by U.S. intelligence agencies against Trump.