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Old 09-19-2017, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

No mention of Trump being correct, again?

Well, I'll mention it.

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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.

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.

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.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politi...ans/index.html

Trump called it. Not only that, Obama knew about it, he had to. There's zero chance wiretapping someone as powerful as Mantafort gets approved without Obama knowing.

The funny part about all this is, the left was screaming 'Russia! Russia!' for months, and here we have one of the key figures in the investigation under surveillance for MONTHS before and after the election...

And what did they find?

Absolutely nothing. Shocking.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

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Trump called it. Not only that, Obama knew about it, he had to. There's zero chance wiretapping someone as powerful as Mantafort gets approved without Obama knowing.

The funny part about all this is, the left was screaming 'Russia! Russia!' for months, and here we have one of the key figures in the investigation under surveillance for MONTHS before and after the election...

And what did they find?

Absolutely nothing. Shocking.


All my libtard Facebook friends are cheering this like it's a great thing that our government spies on its own citizens.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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All my libtard Facebook friends are cheering this like it's a great thing that our government spies on its own citizens.

That's because it was Trump.

Had it been Obama... or Hillary?!?!

Oh Lawd, what we may know had Clinton been wiretapped.

Justice Department wasted resources on a wild goose chase when the real criminals were campaigning for the other party.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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Not surprising after what Snowden revealed. How many times does he need to be proven right? Lol

Yet the sheep still support the surveillance state.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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Well, Manafort has an apartment in Trump tower, soooo... Trump was right about them wiretapping Trump Tower. And almost certainly some of Trump's conversations with Manafort were wiretapped.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:11 PM   #6
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Funny how you clowns are angered by the government doing it's job rather than Trump's campaign potentially colluding with an enemy state to undermine our political process/system..
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:16 PM   #7
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Funny how you clowns are angered by the government doing it's job rather than Trump's campaign potentially colluding with an enemy state to undermine our political process/system..
You know what it means when the government wiretaps you and then doesn't arrest you?
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:24 PM   #8
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Funny how you clowns are angered by the government doing it's job rather than Trump's campaign potentially colluding with an enemy state to undermine our political process/system..
Didnt hear people bitch about the wahabis funding Shillary
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:27 PM   #9
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You know what it means when the government wiretaps you and then doesn't arrest you?

Do you know how to read?

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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.

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.

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.

For that court to even authorize something like this means there was a ton of smoke, they just weren't able to catch him red-handed.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:57 PM   #10
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Do you know how to read?



For that court to even authorize something like this means there was a ton of smoke, they just weren't able to catch him red-handed.

If police went through all the trouble to get a warrant, and then executed a search warrant on someone's home, and found nothing, somebody would be getting fired.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:20 PM   #11
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It's ok because he's a Republican and is associated with Trump. This is perfectly OK and legal.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:55 PM   #12
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Funny how you clowns are angered by the government doing it's job rather than Trump's campaign potentially colluding with an enemy state to undermine our political process/system..


Funny how you don't care about a government abusing its power to thwart a political rival.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:58 PM   #13
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Default Re: Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

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You know what it means when the government wiretaps you and then doesn't arrest you?

Building their case?

When investigators went after Jerry Sandusky, they spent TWO YEARS gathering evidence before finally arresting him. That's the diligence they took for a relatively unknown assistant coach accused of child molestation. This is much larger target with much larger stakes. The FBI will take their sweet time and that's all there is to it.

Don't you worry, Mueller's got this.

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Old 09-19-2017, 03:05 PM   #14
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Funny how you clowns are angered by the government doing it's job rather than Trump's campaign potentially colluding with an enemy state to undermine our political process/system..

Actually secret FISA courts operate a lot like rubber stamps for government surveillance requests. There was a whole debate on why we shouldn't have them and how harmful they are.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:07 PM   #15
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Nasty ****ing CNN who wouldn't write a positive story about Trump if he cured cancer.

Media is a joke.
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