Paul blasted the administration in light of the revelation, saying President Obama "fundamentally misunderstands the constitutional separation of powers."
"The checks and balances are supposed to come from independent branches of government," Paul said. "So he thinks that if he gets some lawyers together from the NSA, and they do a power point presentation and tell him everything's ok, that the NSA can police itself."
He also accused the National Security Agency and White House of deliberately misleading Congress and the public about ongoing surveillance programs.
"They chose not to report the program, period," Paul said. "They said they weren't looking at any American data or any phone calls, and it turns out they're looking at billions of phone calls every day."
Obama, as did Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt, understands the constitution and the checks and balances provided therein. All three of these abusers chose not to adhere to the constitution when it gets in the way of them bringing about the fundamental transformation all three are and were and are committed to advance. The Marxist/Progressive does not believe in rule of law but believes in arbitrary law under their dictatorial powers.