BOMBSHELL: Feds Wiretapped Trump Staffer Before And After The Election

by Garry Watts September 20, 2017, 0:30
BOMBSHELL: Feds Wiretapped Trump Staffer Before And After The Election

Top photo | In this March 16, 2016, photo, Trump Tower is shown in NY.

"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

However, it is clear from CNN's report that the warrant targeted the Trump "campaign". Nine months later, NBC News reported that Manfort himself was a focus of the FBI's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, an investigation that's since been taken over by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. According to sources, the new warrant was issued in an effort by the FBI to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives.

Conservative media has had a field day lampooning Cillizza in particular in light of the new Manafort report, and their criticisms are not unwarranted. The former Trump campaign aide reportedly owes money to pro-Russian interests and has funds tied up in Cyprus, a tax haven.

To get a search warrant, according to the report, Mueller's team had to show probable cause that Manafort's Alexandria, Va., home contained evidence of a crime, and to enter the home unannounced, it had to convince a judge that Manafort may destroy evidence. "Who were using the. intelligence activities to surveil members of the Trump campaign, and to put that information out in the public". But again, that is very far removed from the president's claim-yet his allies have already begun spinning it.

We do not know if the government's surveillance of Manafort included Trump Tower. FOIA requests are very literal, and their wording requested information that would have likely implied Obama personally wiretapped the Trump Tower, which is, of course, almost unthinkable.

Spectators injured as stand partially collapses in Durham
The third over saw Gayle smash left-arm paceman Willey for two successive sixes - a pull followed by a straight drive. Earlier, West Indies made 176 for nine.

Manafort became chairman of the Trump campaign in May 2016 and left his position in August 2016. The investigation is examining Manafort's business dealings with pro-Russia leaders in Ukraine as well as whether he or the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in swaying the results of the 2016 election, the New York Times has reported. The FBI, however, obtained a new FISA warrant later that year that ran at least into early 2017.

Did Manafort inform Trump after the fact of any involvement with Russian officials?

It has been reported that investigators cited the 35-page dossier in an application for a FISA warrant against Carter Page, an energy consultant who served as a volunteer on Trump's campaign foreign policy team.

New details about a July FBI raid at Paul Manafort's home in Virginia shine a new light on the tactics Robert Mueller is using in his investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Manafort has faced the most intense scrutiney to date.


TOP News

Liverpool sees familiar failings as Burnley deny Jurgen Klopp's men at Anfield
Burnley go into the game level on points with Liverpool and managed to prevail past Crystal Palace last weekend. Liverpool were relatively untroubled for most of the game, but they always find a way to stumble in matches.

Are Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) Shares Headed North? BTIG Research Issues Upgrade
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA ) is trading considerably higher today, now up $3.13 at $18.63 - a 20 percent gain. The stock of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR ) (NYSE: TEVA ) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Jefferies.

Macron convinced Trump will see United States interests lie inside Paris climate deal
The publication refers to the words of the US President, expressed during his meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , in NY .

ESPN apologizes after Jemele Hill calls President Trump "a bigot"
Some say ESPN's recent staff cuts and drop in subscribers have to do with the network overloading on political issues . Hill didn't mince words about her feelings toward the president or the impact she thinks he's had on the nation.

'Narcos' Location Scout Found Dead in Mexico
Portal apparently was on the scouting trip by himself-and he was working in an area known for murders, according to El Pais . The scout was found dead in his auto having sustained multiple gunshot wounds, Deadline reported .

What Time Does the Canelo-Golovkin Fight Start?
Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year. Due to piracy laws and with all the money at stake for big fight PPVs, it is becoming increasingly hard to get a reliable link.

SpaceX Launch Failures, Rockets Exploding
There is, for example, a rocket booster landing attempt from August 2014 which failed due to a malfunctioning engine sensor. SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk shared a video Thursday featuring numerous failed attempts to land the Falcon 9 rocket.

Amla, Perera lead World XI to T20 win
Hello and welcome to India.com's LIVE coverage of the third and final T20 worldwide match between Pakistan and World XI . Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are expected to regain their places in the playing XI for Pakistan .

UPI based Google Tez digital payments app launched in India
Moreover, the app is available in multiple local languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada and Telegu. Redbus, PVR Cinemas, Domino's Pizza, Dish TV, and Jet Airways are few online websites who are accepting payments through Tez .

Canelo vs Golovkin Countdown: Golovkin's 5 defining nights
Brook feels confident that Canelo has the youth, the speed, size and more importantly, punching power, to derail Golovkin. He's in a great mood, I don't know if it is because the baby is here or that he finally has got the fight he has wanted.