A big shock to many in the world of statism has been libertarian Senator Rand Paul's support of Donald Trump over the past year and a half.
Don't be too shocked - Rand has been able to get Trump to advocate for a lot of liberty minded policies.
Does that mean Trump is an advocate for less government? Not necessarily, but he has been a huge proponent of deregulation, lower taxes and a less convoluted healthcare system.
Anyway, Rand has an idea to help Trump out with outing the "anonymous" NYTimes op-ed source from the White House.
On Thursday afternoon Rand said that he thinks Trump should consider using a lie detector test to help determine which senior administrative official wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed.
As most of you probably already know, on Wednesday the NYTimes posted an an anonymous op-ed that claims someone in the White House is secretly a member of the resistance movement. This anonymous person has allegedly been the source of a lot of leaked information from the halls of the West Wing.
In March of 2017 Rand also said that the federal government should use a lie detector test to determine who leaked the transcripts of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's conversation with the ambassador to Russia.
It will be interesting to see if Trump takes Rand Paul's advice. While I'm personally not an expert on polygraph tests (and, frankly, I'm pretty skeptical of them) every time Trump takes Rand Paul's advice, it's worked well for him.
Let's see if history will repeat itself.