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Sen. Rand Paul: Special Counsels Wield Too Much Power

Sen. Rand Paul: Special Counsels Wield Too Much Power
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By    |   Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:41 PM EDT

Special counsels are too powerful and should not be appointed, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday.

"In the end, we end up getting sort of a wild goose chase down all kinds of nooks and crannies. I think special prosecutors have too much power and that we really shouldn't have them. I would not have appointed (special counsel Robert) Mueller," Paul told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

He added that Mueller should restrict his probe into the question of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"There really is no reason why Mueller is investigating things other than Russian collusion. If there is no Russian collusion, he should wind up, close his investigation, let's move on," Paul said.

The senator said that he does not like unlimited subpoena power.

"Nobody — nobody on either side, nobody in the intelligence community — should search an American's record without a judge's warrant," Paul added.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump took aim at Mueller in a tweet, quoting Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who said he agreed with Trump that there should not have been a special counsel appointed.

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Special counsels are too powerful and should not be appointed, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:41 PM
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