FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 1, 2018
 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
 


 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that he has sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding answers about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s current security clearance and access to sensitive information, as well as whether or not the Bureau has a process in place to ensure agents are not using databases for political or personal reasons.
 
“In light of recent reports describing Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s extensive discussion, at work, of their political vendetta against President Donald Trump, I am concerned about their continued access to sensitive private information, such as that contained in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) databases,” Dr. Paul wrote.
 
You can read Dr. Paul’s letter HERE or below:
 
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January 30, 2018
 
Director Christopher Wray
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
 
 
Director Wray:
 
In light of recent reports describing Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s extensive discussion, at work, of their political vendetta against President Donald Trump, I am concerned about their continued access to sensitive private information, such as that contained in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) databases.
 
Do Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page still have security clearances?
 
Do Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page have the ability to search FISA data or other classified databases?
 
Is there a process in place to routinely analyze searches of databases by agents to ensure that such searches are not done for political or personal reasons? As you know, in 2013, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Office of the Inspector General reported several instances of NSA agents who searched NSA databases for information regarding their spouses and love interests.
 
James Madison warned that men are not angels. The exposure of political bias at the FBI is exactly why many of us advocate for greater oversight of the FBI, especially since recently passed legislation leaves FISA Section 702 surveillance largely without checks and balances.
 
If openly biased agents such as Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page still have access to classified databases, one might argue that the FBI’s internal controls are inadequate.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Senator Rand Paul, M.D.
 

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