In other words, Trump Tower's "wires" were not the target; Paul Manafort was. Intelligence gained from the wiretapping has led to some evidence - though possibly inconclusive - that Manafort may have encouraged Russians to help with Trump's campaign, the network reported. The surveillance first began in 2014, well before the election or The Age of Trump, with the FBI's investigation into Manafort's work on behalf of Ukraine's former ruling party. There's still no evidence to support those claims. It adds, however, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation restarted its surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant, which extended into early 2017. This warrant was concluded, likely prior to Manafort taking his role as campaign chairman, after investigators were unable to find any major evidence of a crime.
While Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August of a year ago, after only five months on the campaign, he continued to speak with Trump after the Republican took office. Nine months later, NBC News reported that Manfort himself was a focus of the FBI's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, an investigation that's since been taken over by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
It's not known if President Trump was picked up on the surveillance. Soon after he took office, Trump stated on Twitter, "Terrible! Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" he tweeted.
American Oversight, a liberal watchdog group founded by former Obama administration officials stated on September 2 that Trump's claims were groundless. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, is being scrutinized for foreign lobbying work as well as for conversations he had a year ago with Russia's ambassador to the United States.
To put it simply to my Trump-supporting friends: You shouldn't be cheering this news.
"Yes to all those questions", said Napolitano.
Among the many propaganda tactics of disinformation is to use true information to manufacture false conclusions. That can only come from the Justice Department, with the approval of a FISA court.
Among the officials who requested the spy reports was Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice.
The federal government was wiretapping Manafort during a time when he was speaking with Trump, but it's not clear whether Trump was caught up in the surveillance, CNN reported.
That revelation was not the only shock Trump's team received on Monday.
Top photo | In this March 16, 2016, photo, Trump Tower is shown in NY.
With all that in mind, it is more than a little bit interesting that one of Trump's sons appeared to express an interest in the subject of wiretap warrants Tuesday morning.
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Energy Information Administration , both hurricanes led to higher than average gas prices over the last couple of weeks. The decline in price is the first reported since August 21 when prices declined by three cents per gallon.
After the Caribbean was left devastated by Hurricane Irma last week , there was worry that Jose could do further damage. The report added that "tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center".
But many like Tejera are struggling to maintain a semblance of the life they had before Irma as they fight off hunger and thirst. Reuters/Christophe Ena/Pool France's President Emmanuel Macron talks with a resident during his visit to St Martin yesterday.
Support for the government-backed UPI ( Unified Payments Interface ) means the service is compatible with a number of major banks. The new mobile application enables you to send and receive money from friends by linking up your bank accounts to your mobile.
Bush administration and was appointed as the office's director by President Barack Obama. "Too bad!", the president tweet. Trump retweeted a slew of other images on Sunday depicting the influence of his "Make America Great Again" agenda.
But with more than 230,000 children estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh , many more will need help, Mr. Matthew Rycroft said it was the first statement from the Security Council on Myanmar in nine years.
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Spectators injured as stand partially collapses in Durham
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Rampant Manchester City looking more like a Guardiola team
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Baby No. 2 on way for Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo
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SpaceX releases 'blooper reel' of failed rocket landings
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