Huckabee: Why Manafort Wiretap Should Be 'Frightening' for Every American

Manafort left the Trump campaign last August after questions about his work in Ukraine

Manafort left the Trump campaign last August after questions about his work in Ukraine

Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman to President Trump, was wiretapped by us investigators before the election and continuing into 2017, CNN reported.

As with the Mueller raid, the FISA warrant would have required sign-off from top Justice Department and F.B.I. officials and investigators-in this case to present a solid argument that the individual could be acting as an agent of a foreign government. It may have picked up information relevant to the ongoing probe into Russia's election interference, but CNN's sources caution nothing conclusive was acquired. That warrant eventually expired and nothing of note, or at least worthy of criminal charges, came up at the time so the surveillance was dropped.

That warrant was reportedly ended in 2016, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a second warrant soon after that, which lasted until early 2017, including periods when Manafort was speaking with Trump.

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Martosko is correct that hardly any Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants are ever rejected, but they are significantly more hard to obtain against US persons.

"Mr. Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws, money-laundering prohibitions and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying", The New York Times states. Instead, buoyed by the Breitbart nonsense, they're pushing the laughable claim that this news vindicates their president.

The surveillance became part of the FBI's probe into alleged cooperation between members of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to affect the results of the 2016 presidential elections in the US. "The special counsel even took the unusual step of obtaining a subpoena for one of Mr. Manafort's former lawyers, claiming an exception to the rule that shields attorney-client discussions from scrutiny".

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The flurry of reports go to the biggest question of all: Was Manafort engaging or assisting a foreign country (Ukraine and/or Russia) in clandestine activities, and if so, what did Trump know and when did he know it?

Trump tweeted, "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory".

Manafort was Trump's campaign manager in the summer of 2016, including the week during which Trump was formally nominated as the Republican Party's presidential candidate. To obtain the warrant, Mueller would have needed to convince a judge that inside Manafort's house was evidence of a crime. Manafort has denied that he knowingly had contact with Russian agents.

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New revelations have also stated that Carter Page, an early foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign was also placed under Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance following his trip to Moscow last July. In fact, it puts the president in even more legal jeopardy surrounding the Russian Federation investigation.

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