After the raid on Mar-a-Lago, the DOJ claimed former President Trump may have “violated” the Espionage Act —Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says it’s time to toss that act onto the trash heap of history.
“The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment,” Paul said in a tweet.
Paul included an article by former Libertarian Party presidential candidate and founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation Jacob Hornberger, to which he calls the Espionage act a “tyrannical law,” according to TownHall.com.
The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.
Repeal the Espionage Act – The Future of Freedom Foundation https://t.co/3KCgujpS9z
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2022
More from The Washington Times:
The DOJ revealed that agents seized 11 sets of classified materials, including some labeled “top secret” among the roughly 28 boxes removed from Mar-a-Lago during their search last Monday.
Agents also seized an item labeled “Info re: President of France,” and an item related to Mr. Trump granting clemency to longtime associate Roger Stone.
The Washington Post reported last week that investigators were seeking documents related to nuclear weapons, though the warrant did not refer to nuclear secrets.
Mr. Trump said the materials found on his property had all been declassified under his authority while in office.
Sen. Rand Paul is calling for the repeal of the Espionage Act in the wake of the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. https://t.co/D8Iwf1BuCJ
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 15, 2022