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Rand Paul suggests using lie detectors to figure out who wrote anonymous criticism of Trump

Why launch a White House "witch hunt" to figure out who wrote an anonymous op-ed about internal "resistance" when officials can just take a lie detector test?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks a quick sit down for a polygraph test would be faster than asking every White House official whether they wrote in The New York Times that President Trump is "amoral." He told reporters on Thursday: "I think if you have a security clearance in the White House I think it would be acceptable to use a lie detector test and ask people whether they are talking to the media against the policy of the White House," reports CNN.

Paul, who previously suggested the use of lie detector tests to determine who leaked transcripts of communications between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and a Russian ambassador, said it was important to figure out who wrote the op-ed this week. Some experts disagree that lie detector tests are effective, but Paul said they are used on CIA and FBI agents, so they should be used on administration officials, too. "This could be very dangerous if the person who is talking to the media is actually revealing national security secrets," he said. "So yes, I think we need to get to the bottom of it."