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All Mr. Comey’s Wiretaps / Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

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Interesting.  Everyone called Trump mad for suggesting this.  Seems he may have been right.  The WSJ story is an Editorial in full disclosure, but the CNN piece is shown depicted as investigative journalism.  Was the last administration meddling in a Nixonian way?

 

 

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  • When Donald Trump claimed in March that he’d had his “wires tapped” prior to the election, the press and Obama officials dismissed the accusation as a fantasy. We were among the skeptics, but with former director James Comey’s politicized FBI the story is getting more complicated.
  • CNN reported Monday that the FBI obtained a warrant last year to eavesdrop on Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager from May to August in 2016. The story claims the FBI first wiretapped Mr. Manafort in 2014 while investigating his work as a lobbyist for Ukraine’s ruling party. That warrant lapsed, but the FBI convinced the court that administers the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to issue a second order as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the election.

    Guess who has lived in a condo in Trump Tower since 2006? Paul Manafort.

     

    The story suggests the monitoring started in the summer or fall, and extended into early this year. While Mr. Manafort resigned from the campaign in August, he continued to speak with Candidate Trump. It is thus highly likely that the FBI was listening to the political and election-related conversations of a leading contender for the White House. That’s extraordinary—and worrisome.

    Mr. Comey told Congress in late March that he “had no information that supports those [Trump] tweets.” Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was even more specific that “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against—the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.” He denied that any such FISA order existed. Were they lying?

     

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/all-mr-comeys-wiretaps-1505862793?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=collabctx&cx_artPos=2#cxrecs_s

     

    By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown, CNN

    Updated 2:21 PM ET, Tue September 19, 2017

    Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

    The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.
    Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.
     
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is leading the investigation into Russia's involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications.
     
    A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.
     
     

     

     


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    25 minutes ago, Ban Hammer said:

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    can't wait for the backpeddling to begin

    I saw a video yesterday of basically CNN from the beginning of the year arguing with CNN of this week. It was showing video of CNN basically saying that's crazy for accusing the Obama Administration of wiretapping him and how the DOJ said they didn't. Then it jumped to this week saying that the DOJ had a secret order to wiretap anything having to do with Manafort including conversations with then Candidate Trump, this went on up until the inauguration 

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    1 hour ago, IDWAF said:

    Fake news.  Trump is still a horrible person who tells lies and is the worst president in America since the last one left office.

    It is interesting how often Trump is right.  I realize the MDL will never admit this.

     

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    Seems like I remember thread after thread here , of MDL post making fun of Trump on this issue, claiming it was further proof he was unstable.

     

    Funny how he almost always turns out to be right.

     

    Wonder why the Russian stupidity has gone away 

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    8 hours ago, Nature Boy Flair said:

    Wonder why the Russian stupidity has gone away 

    Strange a lot of regular posters have gone awol at the same time as the Russia stupidity posts stopped.

     

    Are they gone in shame or did I miss a big banning session? :rolleyes:


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    8 hours ago, Mr&Mrs G. said:

    Strange a lot of regular posters have gone awol at the same time as the Russia stupidity posts stopped.

     

    Are they gone in shame or did I miss a big banning session? :rolleyes:

    Hollywood and Zuckerberg are doing everything they can to keep the Russian narrative alive.  Did you know we were attacked and now should consider ourselves in a state of war with Russia (reference Morgan Freeman video/PSA in the first link)?

     

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/19/rob-reiner-launches-committee-to-investigate-if-russia-meddled-with-2016-presidential-election.html

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/technology/facebook-russian-ads.html?mcubz=1

     

     


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    14 hours ago, Mr&Mrs G. said:

    Strange a lot of regular posters have gone awol at the same time as the Russia stupidity posts stopped.

     

    Are they gone in shame or did I miss a big banning session? :rolleyes:

    Maybe the left in shame, because they have been wrong about all over their fake news hysteria 

     

    Oddly enough it has been very quiet here across the board 

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    1 hour ago, smilesammich said:

    the latter.

    Also, some of us have lives and jobs and school and commitments and illness and vacation and the violent death of a friend all happening at once, so there you go.

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    27 minutes ago, elmcitymaven said:

    Also, some of us have lives and jobs and school and commitments and illness and vacation and the violent death of a friend all happening at once, so there you go.

    I only asked but I could tick a few of those myself.


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