CNN Admits Trump Right About Wiretapping Claim
After the revelation that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped both before and after the election, CNN was forced to acknowledge that President Trump may have been right when he accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted on March 4.
This set off a firestorm of criticism with CNN amongst others accusing Trump of having no evidence to verify the claim.
How the tables have turned.
After it emerged that US investigators were wiretapping Manafort under a secret court order both before and after the election, CNN was forced to concede that Trump’s original claim may have been correct.
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.