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Manafort was wire tapped

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posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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This is just breaking from 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.


So there's that.

"Sources"

Then there's the lack of evidence gem


The surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence, according to one of the sources.

The FBI then restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year.



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Looks like Manafort was under investigation. Since 2014.
edit on 18-9-2017 by FauxMulder because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

That's interesting. Especially coming from CNN since is doesn't lean to their agenda. If true, who ordered this? Obama?



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Reliable, always truthful...CNN?




posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Fruit of a poisoned, toxic tree that is anything done within the Obama years.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

So should CNN be trusted....or.......?


Sources say the second warrant was part of the FBI's efforts to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives. Such warrants require the approval of top Justice Department and FBI officials, and the FBI must provide the court with information showing suspicion that the subject of the warrant may be acting as an agent of a foreign power


This is cute. Comey was well in the 'know' despite his sketchy facade. Lynch, Comey and Obama were well aware.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Agreed. The planning has been a long time in the making. It's all a show.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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Looks like CNN is "preparing" people for the biggest letdown since Nov 8th.

They have their orderz.




posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Guess Trump was telling the truth when he said his phone was tapped . It was just Manaforts phone not his .



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder


This comes as no surprise. Next comes the indictment:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation.
mobile.nytimes.com...


The next question is, when will President Trump pardon Paul Manafort?



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: windword

Will they have enough evidence for a "reasonable" prosecutor?



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder


If Manafort is indicted, Trump CAN pardon him before the prosecution even presents their evidence.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: windword

He could, but why?

Manaforteft l long before the election. Trump owes him nothing and if he's facing legitimate charges.....



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: JinMI



He could, but why?


To stop to prosecution, which may reveal some compromising information about the Trump Campaign, in its tracks.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: windword

Are we still speaking of legalities here?

Compromising information is a vague term.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: 10uoutlaw
a reply to: FauxMulder

Guess Trump was telling the truth when he said his phone was tapped . It was just Manaforts phone not his .


There ya go! Trump Tower WAS wiretapped by Obama!

If Republican leaders weren't so full of Swamp juice, and scared of the MSM, they would have investigated this earlier in the year.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: JinMI



He could, but why?


To stop to prosecution, which may reveal some compromising information about the Trump Campaign, in its tracks.


If there is something that Trump did that was illegal, pardoning Manafort will not stop the investigation. And Trump could be impeached.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: carewemust




There ya go! Trump Tower WAS wiretapped by Obama!


Seems like someone like Paul Manafort would likely have a mobile/cell phone, and not be tied to land line out of his private home, that happened to be in Trump Towers.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: carewemust




There ya go! Trump Tower WAS wiretapped by Obama!


Seems like someone like Paul Manafort would likely have a mobile/cell phone, and not be tied to land line out of his private home, that happened to be in Trump Towers.


I'm using the words that President Trump used. Wiretapping in this day and age is a very broad term.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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I'm using the words that President Trump used. Wiretapping in this day and age is a very broad term.


Fine, but "wiretapping Trump Towers" is a not the same as monitoring a cell phone. Also, monitoring a private land line in a private residence that happens to be in Trump Towers, is not the same as wiretapping Trump Towers, speaking of broad terms.




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