Earlier this year, President Donald Trump made some headlines when he suggested that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower during the transition phase, and possibly before that as well.
That led to one of the many meltdowns that the mainstream media has come to be known for. As they saw it, this was one of the most outlandish accusations in the history of accusations.
How could Trump possibly accuse the greatest leader in modern political history of doing something wrong? We should all be outraged by Trump’s audacity to even think such a thing!
While that was the spin generated, the media was unable to close the sale.
It’s really not all that shocking to assume that Trump was tapped, and it turns out he was on the right track.
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.
Hmmm. So you’re saying that Trump wasn’t just blowing smoke? Can we expect all of the stories that blasted him after the allegations to now be retracted and corrected?
We won’t expect that miracle to happen, but we will take great glee in the fact that Trump has been vindicated yet again.
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.
Kudos to CNN for dropping this story – BUT – what was the crack investigative team doing back when Trump first made reference to the story?
It certainly doesn’t seem like they were looking into it at all, as CNN’s airwaves and website was completely littered with stories calling out Trump while essentially branding him as a liar.
There’s many words to describe such behavior, but reporting isn’t one of them.
Time and again, the media has called out Trump, and he has later been proven to be right on the money.
Is it too much to ask for the mainstream media to wake up to this phenomenon and actually do their jobs without pushing forth false narratives?