Ron Paul and interviewing legend Larry King had a provocative discussion last week on King’s Politicking show at RT. The prominent libertarian communicator, who founded the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity in 2013 after leaving the United States House of Representatives, talked with King about a variety of topics running from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation to the US government’s interventionist foreign policy.
Throughout, Paul provides interesting insights. Here are some samples from the discussion.
Mueller’s investigation seems “extreme” in its “aggressiveness to get Trump,” says Paul. Paul continues that the investigation is “out of control” and that Trump would be wise not to agree to be interviewed by Mueller or Mueller’s prosecutors.
Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State? Pompeo “is way too hawkish for libertarians,” answers Paul.
The nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)? “I think it’s horrible because I think she truly was involved with the torture,” responds Paul. And, Paul says, Haspel has similar policy views as Pompeo: “It’s aggressiveness, it’s interventionism, warmongering, and civil liberties don’t mean a whole lot.”
Paul Ryan as US House speaker? “Mediocre at best,” says Paul.
Asked about Donald Trump’s presidency, Paul says that it has brought about “no improvement whatsoever” in terms of “the size and scope of government.” Increased spying and increased money spent on militarism, as well as more domestic spending, Paul explains, are coming from the Trump presidency.
Watch Paul’s complete interview, in which Paul also addresses matters including tariffs and the American economy, here:
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.