Rand Paul Will Block New FBI Head Unless Bureau Comes Clean on Domestic Drone Use

Mueller has been stonewalling


Rand Paul says he will object to James Comey's nomination as FBI director until he gets answers on domestic drone use.

The Kentucky GOP senator wrote FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday, asking him for more specifics on the domestic drone program. He wrote to Mueller on June 20 as well, giving him a July 1 deadline for a response to his questions about the program.

Paul's office says he still hasn't heard back from the FBI. Until he does, Paul said he will encourage his Republican colleagues to block Comey's nomination from coming to the Senate floor.

"Legitimate questions on important government functions should not be ignored. These questions are easily answerable and primarily questions of fact, so I respectfully request again that you provide answers to these questions," Paul wrote. "Without adequate answers to my questions, I will object to the consideration of [Comey's] nomination and ask my colleagues to do the same."