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CNN exclusive: Snapchat Interview with Senator Rand Paul

CNN exclusive: Historic Snapchat Interview with Rand Paul
CNN exclusive: Historic Snapchat Interview with Rand Paul

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CNN exclusive: Historic Snapchat Interview with Rand Paul 01:16

(CNN)CNN interviewed possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over ... you guessed it ... the popular disappearing messaging app, Snapchat.

Paul, who has been cultivating an audience on the platform for the last year, spoke candidly in what is the first ever official Snapchat interview with a U.S. lawmaker. While other reporters have snapped with the Senator, like our very own Peter Hamby, this type of full interview is a first.
In an exchange we made sure didn't vanish after just three seconds, Paul dished out zingers on former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as drones.
    Senator Paul snapchats with Ashley Codianni
    When asked about whether drones should be made illegal or banned, the senator said, "Drones should only be used according to the Constitution."
    "But if they fly over my house, they better beware because I've got a shotgun," he added with a little smirk.
    We also discussed potential 2016 Democratic opponent, Clinton, and recent reports she receives $200,000 per speaking appearance.
    "I guess she can pay her chauffeur well now." Burn.
    Naturally, we had to ask about 2016. So, in the most Snapchat appropriate possible, we sent him this:
    Ashley Codianni Snapchats with Senator Rand Paul
    To which he laughed and replied, "Maybe," adding that the fence needs to be better guarded.