Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., says that special counsel Robert Mueller has abused his authority by referring President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to the FBI, which raided Cohen’s office Monday morning, seizing business records, emails, and other documentation, including a record of a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Paul said the special counsel is no longer looking at Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
“Going after someone’s personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor,” Paul said. “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.”
“This is an enormous power that can be used against anybody,” Paul warned. “We have to rein this in, or every American citizen is exposed to this kind of abuse of power.”
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