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Update: Rand Paul’s Filing For Presidency A Hoax?

Update #2, March 19th, 7:15 p.m. Eastern: The Washington Examiner’s updated report has removed Paul’s office’s statement suggesting that the FEC page was a hoax, and now states that the FEC page is a “common bureaucratic procedure”: “The mix-up appears to have occurred from a common bureaucratic procedure. In 2013, the Human Actions super PAC had reported independent expenditures supporting Paul for President. Since the FEC can’t link transactions to a candidate that doesn’t exist, the agency set up an ID page that seemed to note Paul was filing to be president. The FEC has done this before, but it has never caused such confusion, the spokesperson told the Examiner. The page was not readily available on the FEC’s website and the agency doesn’t know how the ID page was discovered.”

Update #1, March 19th, 2:40 p.m. Eastern: There have been conflicting statements regarding this filing, which had been reported by BenSwann.com as well as the Washington Examiner and Mediaite. Paul’s office told the Washington Examiner that he “hasn’t filed anything and the page appears to be a hoax,” while an FEC spokesman told CNBC that the circulated filing is an “old ID page created in 2013 after a Super PAC filed an independent report saying was supporting Paul for a 2016 bid.”

Original post:

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed with the Federal Election Commission as a presidential candidate:

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Reuters had reported on Wednesday that Paul would announce his candidacy on April 7th, according to an unnamed source close to Paul.

Paul’s office was unable to be reached for comment on the filing. This would make Sen. Rand Paul the first candidate on either the Republican or Democratic side to file for the Presidency.

NEW VIDEO: Guardian newspaper destroys Snowden files while feds look on

Screenshot from The Guardian Newspaper's video footage
Screenshot from The Guardian Newspaper’s video footage

LONDON, Janurary 31, 2014– On Saturday 20 July 2013, from the basement of the Guardian’s office in Kings Cross, London, watched by two Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ: British spy agency) technicians, Guardian staff destroyed hard drives and memory cards, which stored encrypted files leaked by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden. This is the first time footage of the event has been released.

Editors and journalists were ordered to destroy all computers and peripheral devices which could have stored Snowden data. However, it is doubtful that this information is lost forever with today’s modern technology.

The video is certainly surreal. Sending chills down the spines of all who watch it, viewers are left wondering, “Have we lost?”

Government agents have literally entered the basement of a news publication and forced them to destroy evidence of the world’s greatest predatory threat to human rights.

The Guardian is starting a quasi awareness campaign with the release of this footage named #TheSnowdenFiles.

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