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Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2013

Rand Paul asks President Obama: Did the NSA collect any data on the Pope?

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants President Obama to come clean and answer the question on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) had collected any data on Pope Francis.

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It has been reported that the NSA has eavesdropped or spyed on the Pope. This has prompted Sen. Paul to submit a resolution demanding that President Obama provide an explanation for the said reports.

Despite the NSA’s denial of the allegations of  monitoring millions of phone calls in Italy in late 2012 and early 2013, to include telephone calls made to and from a residence in Rome where then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio stayed during the conclave selecting Bergoglio, now known as His Holiness Pope Francis, Paul states President Obama should directly address the serious allegation whether his administration monitored the calls of Pope Francis or the conclave selecting the Pope.

In an interview on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom, Paul said of this issue, “This is so over the top, it has to stop.” He went on to say, “I don’t think it does any good for diplomacy to be spying on the Pope.”

When host Bill Hemmer asked Sen Paul, “What difference would it make if the President denied it publicly?” Paul responded, “It makes a difference because, do we want to be the country that is spying on the Pope?”

 

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