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FBI Investigates Suspicious Package Delivered to Sen. Rand Paul’s Home

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By Steve Neavling

The FBI is investigating a suspicious package filled with white powder that was delivered to Sen. Rand Paul’s home in Kentucky. 

The bureau is inspecting the large envelope in hopes of identifying the substance, CBS WLKY reports

“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Paul tweeted Monday. “As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family.”

Paul appears to be referring to musician Richard Marx, who tweeted Sunday, “If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he consume.”

In 2017, Paul was assaulted by his neighbor, Rene Boucher. Paul sustained broken ribs and bruised lungs. 

Brutal Assault of Sen. Rand Paul Began Over Landscaping Dispute; FBI Gets Involved

Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul

By Steve Neavling

The FBI is now assisting local police investigating a brutal assault that left Sen. Rand Paul with five broken ribs, lung contusions and injuries to his face on the lawn of his Kentucky home.

The violent attack was prompted by a dispute between the Republican senator and his neighbor over landscaping, the New York Times reports

Authorities said Paul was attacked while mowing his lawn and wearing ear plugs.

“Rand never saw him coming or heard him coming,” according to the senator’s friend, Robert Porter, who visited Paul on Saturday.

The neighbor, Rene Albert Boucher, 59, was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.

Sen. Rand Paul Recovering from Brutal Attack Outside His Kentucky Home

Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul

By Steve Neavling

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was mowing his grass outside his Kentucky home when he came under a brutal attack by a neighbor Friday.

The attack left the Republican with five broken ribs, lung contusions and injuries to his face. 

His neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault causing minor injury and has since been released on bond, Reuters reports

“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures. This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force,” Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul, said in a statement, according to multiple media reports.

“It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying,” the reports quoted Stafford as saying. He added that the senator’s type of injury could lead to life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said it wasn’t immediately clear what prompted Paul’s neighbor to enter the senator’s property in a gated community near Bowling Green and tackle him from behind.

FBI Admits Using Drones 10 Times for Surveillance on U.S. Soil

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Steve Neavling 

The FBI has acknowledged using surveillance drones on U.S. soil at least 10 times, Al Jazeera America reports.

The admission comes after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., made inquiries after FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress in June that the bureau had used drones for “limited law enforcement purposes.”

According to the disclosure, the FBI used drones domestically eight times for criminal cases and twice for “national security cases,” Al Jazeera America wrote.

Paul had vowed to block the confirmation of a new FBI director until details of the drone use became available.

FBI: Agents Used Drones 10 Times in U.S. Airspace for Criminal Investigations, National Security


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Steve Neavling

The FBI has flown drones in U.S. airspace 10 times since 2006, the FBI told Sen. Rand Paul, The New York Times reports.

The bureau admitted it uses drones for aerial surveillance in “very limited circumstances.”

Drones were used eight times for criminal cases and twice for national security, according to the Times report.

“The FBI does not use (unmanned aerial vehicles) to conduct ‘bulk’ surveillance or to conduct general surveillance not related to an investigation or assessment,” Kelly wrote.

In one of the cases, the FBI used a drone to help rescue a 5-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama, The Times reported.