Coulter: Phone records not constitutionally protected, up to Congress to stop ‘corrupt administration’
On Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday night, conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter explained that although content of phone calls is protected by the U.S. Constitution, the records of the calls are not. And therefore, she said, it is up to Congress to protect the public from the Obama administration.
“The content is protected by the Fourth Amendment,” Coulter said. “The fact that you made a phone call is not. Now, that doesn’t mean that Congress can’t legislate and say, ‘No, we are not going to give you this power.’ Just means the Constitution doesn’t require it. And I must say after all of the scandals from this unbelievably corrupt administration, unbelievable how they harass their political opponents as we found out just in the last few weeks particularly out of the IRS, I think Congress ought to pass a law suspending the power to even look at the phone numbers until late January 2017 because you cannot trust this administration.”
The author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama” reminded viewers that she had once made the case to impeach then-President Bill Clinton. But she said she couldn’t have imagined those in the Clinton White House using the extraordinary measures to attack political opponents as this administration had.
“That is a big problem for what ought to be actually important methods of gathering national security and protecting America from a terrorist attack, but this administration cannot be trusted,” Coulter said. “I mean, way beyond — I can’t imagine, and as you know I wrote he should be impeached, I can’t imagine President Clinton surrounding himself with people who would engage in — to this degree. I mean yeah, OK, Paula Jones was audited. Probably the IRS was used to harass political enemies for a few years under Clinton, but the journalists? And now if The Washington Post is telling the truth… and AP?”
In the end, she indicated this was a consequence of reelecting President Barack Obama last year.
“This administration has lost the ability to be trusted and this is why the framers said, and they didn’t say this about congressmen or senators,” Coulter added, “but you need a virtuous man in the presidency, so choose wisely next time, America.”