I am wondering if Mr. Trump wants someone who will press harder on the Pre-Election stuff involving government surveillance.
The recent allegations by Rand Paul are giving credence to my personal theory, which I came out with after former Administration folks let it slip that surveillance of Mr. Trump and his campaign folks had begun very soon after he announced his candidacy.
Back then, most folks in politics thought his run was either a publicity a stunt or a lost cause, with very little chance that he would last too long in the campaign.
So, when I heard that folks in the Government were looking at him so closely, even then, I was reminded of one of the scenes in the classic book/movie "The Day of the Jackal," where the investigator chasing the hit man has just found a leak by tapping the communications of one of DeGaulle's most trusted cabinet advisers. As the unfortunate leaker is being escorted out, one of the other cabinet members marvels at the investigator's skill. "Wonderful! But how did you know which one of our phones you should tap?"
The investigator replies: "I didn't, so I tapped them all."
If Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator at the time of his campaign, was also tapped, and was also considered a long shot in the early part of the campaign, what are the odds that folks like Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Former Gov. Rick Perry (Now the Energy Secretary) Sitting Senator Marco Rubio, Sitting Senator Ted Cruz, and Sitting Senator Lindsey Graham, were also spied on? I think if anything could get Graham and Trump on the same page on something, it would be if they found that out. I would not be surprised if the previous Administration "tapped them all."