By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"It's mainly focused on people whose jobs are domestic politics and human rights reporting," he said. "You have to appreciate how much courage it takes for a foreign national, a Russian or a Belarusian to meet with our diplomats because they know they are being watched."
David A. Merkel, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs in 2008 and 2009, said he had seen an escalation in these kinds of direct actions starting in the last two years of the George W. Bush administration.