Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulConservative pundit says YouTube blocked interview with Rand Paul These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 I'm furious about Democrats taking the blame — it's time to fight back MORE (R-Ky.) ratcheted up his rhetoric against presumed 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE on Wednesday over her private email account at the State Department.


"I oppose this abuse of power with every ounce of energy I have," Paul, himself a likely White House hopeful, is heard saying in a nearly minute-long video for his RAND PAC posted to Facebook. It includes a hodgepodge of audio clips from Paul's TV interviews questioning Clinton's use of private email and handling of Benghazi.

That specific line, which concludes the video, apparently comes from Paul's address to UC-Berkeley last year in reference to the National Security Agency practice of collecting metadata from people's phone records.

"I believe you have a right to privacy and it should be protected," Paul added in that speech.

The video includes multiple photos of Clinton on her Blackberry, as well as an image from her press conference on Tuesday, where for the first time she publicly addressed growing questions about her exclusively using a private email account during her tenure as secretary of State.

It also includes Paul criticizing the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign funds.

"I don't think the Clintons should be above the law," Paul is heard saying in the video. "I don't think convenience should trump national security."

Clinton disclosed Tuesday that she deleted more than 30,000 "personal" emails from her time at State. Paul and other Republicans are calling on Clinton to turn over her server to an independent arbiter.

"Nothing seems to ever be gone for good on the Internet," he said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show.

"We’d like to know when this double standard for Hillary Clinton will end — when will Rand Paul and Trey GowdyTrey GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy MORE make their own personal emails public?" Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the pro-Clinton super-PAC Correct the Record, said in a statement sent to The Hill.

"Hillary Clinton followed the precedent of her predecessors including Colin Powell, and then she went above and beyond by asking State to make her 55,000 pages of work-related emails public," Watson added.