Rand Paul on Comey: Trump/Russia Is ‘Overplayed’

On Thursday afternoon, as Washington, D.C. was in thrall to former FBI director James Comey’s headline-making testimony on Capitol Hill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) hosted a handful of libertarian journalists to talk about a series of under-the-radar legislative activities he’s up to, including a new bill to prohibit indefinite detention.

Paul has been critical of what he has termed the “concocted” uproar over the Russia investigation, and this week agreed with Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) saying that “Russia hysteria” is paralyzing Congress, so I asked him to comment on how events like today’s hearing are affecting the climate for pushing through civil libertarian work. Here’s how he answered.

Produced by Todd Krainin and Matt Welch.

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