Former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that the Central Intelligence Agency is a “secret government” that may be involved in “domestic assassinations.”
“They are a secret government,” he said during his program “Ron Paul Liberty Report” on Monday. The CIA is “way out of control.”
Paul said Americans should recognize the “corrosive nature of the CIA” and “what we don’t know that they’re involved in.”
He noted that when he was in Washington, there was “a black budget, we never knew exactly how much money was spent, that I imagine there is not one person that brings it all altogether.”
“I’m not even sure the president is in charge, that’s why I talk about a coup,” he added. End the Fed Best Price: $1.12 Buy New $8.53 (as of 10:10 EST - Details)
“There are certainly a lot of theories about the CIA being involved in even domestic assassinations, and they certainly now are involved in presidential directed assassinations,” he said.
“In a true Republic, there is no place for an organization like the CIA,” Paul cited former FBI agent Dan Smoot as saying in 1980s. “I think he’s closer to the truth than a lot of what’s going on today.”
The former presidential candidate also hailed some senators who refused on Sunday to allow the National Security Agency’s domestic spying powers to be extended.
The Senate missed a deadline on Sunday to renew some provisions of the Patriot Act which allowed bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
“I think it is necessary if we are to maintain our Republic, we will have to do something about NSA and the Patriot Act because it’s absolutely contradictory to the cause of liberty.”
The CIA and NSA are “totally ignoring” the Fourth Amendment, he added.
Reprinted from Press.TV.
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