It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election.

According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too.

But we’re missing the bigger story.

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  • Tooth&Claw

    Site is unavailable or down.

    • Hard Little Machine

      The Hill is now working. I’m sure they blamed their outage on Trump Russia the Jews

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Fourth Amendment is supposed to protect us against unreasonable searches and seizures. This looks like it’s headed for a court challenge.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Each transgression on its own is probably legal. But as a pattern they demonstrate intent. It’s how RICO laws operate. So the challenge is to figure out how repeated offenses tie together into a criminal enterprise. It would be ground breaking. On the other hand the idea that the CIA is breaking its own charter by operating, effectively, within the confines of the USA is easier to prove. The problem with that is that there’s no clear legal punishment, only a Congressional dog and pony show.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    I’ll bet this site is being monitored to keep pm selfie happy.