For months since his inauguration, President Trump has refused to back down on his claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped his campaign.
Most in the media either ignored it or suggested that it was an unhinged attempt to change the subject after the ongoing meltdown over the FBI’s Russia investigation.
But behold, now the government has revealed that it did indeed have a wiretap running on Paul Manafort, one of Obama’s top officials.
And that tapping may have likely included conversations with Trump himself.
One would think a story like that would rise to the level of Watergate proportions since it is essentially the same thing.
But not for the leftist media. Instead, it’s just a side story that might distract from the really, super important story which has been and will continue to be Russia.
Here’s more from Redstate…
For months, mainstream media reporters and anchors insisted there was no evidence for President Donald Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” inside Trump Tower in New York City. Now, it appears they well could have been wrong.
On Tuesday, eight months after Trump initially tweeted that Obama had his “wires tapped,” CNN published an exclusive story under the headline, “US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman,” a title that seemingly contradicted months of reporting that said just the opposite.
The latest revelations that government officials in the Obama administration listened into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s phone calls also included one other stunning detail – the government snooping occurred during a “period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.”
According to CNN, the Obama administration had obtained a warrant pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to conduct the surveillance. The FISA court order was granted based upon evidence of Manafort’s ties to the former ruling political party in Ukraine.
The CNN story may not be the smoking gun that directly establishes a link between Obama and Trump’s phone lines inside Trump Tower, but the development certainly raises enough questions about what the media once considered an all-out falsehood that it merits further investigation, at the very least.
Did Obama know about the Manafort wiretapping? If U.S. officials did wiretap Manafort inside Trump Tower, why didn’t Clapper or Comey know about it? And, if U.S. intelligence officials had enough evidence against Manafort to surveil his phone calls, did they bother to tell Trump? If not, why not?