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Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped by U.S. government investigators both before and after the 2016 presidential election, according to a CNN report.

Manafort is a key figure in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election.

On "Outnumbered" today, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the question is: "Why did they engage in that wiretap?"

"This is frightening," he said, arguing that this should matter to every American citizen.

"If your government can just decide that it's going to tap into your phones because you played a political role that somebody in the government didn't want you to play, I'm sorry, that scares the bejeebies out of me," Huckabee said.

He explained that if the federal government wants to "get you," they will find a way.

"It may not be that they end up getting you for what they went after, but there are enough statutes on the books," Huckabee said. "There are a lot of people I've known personally who have been bankrupted, their reputations ruined. They ended up winning, but they were finished."

"The federal government is using your tax dollars to come after you, and you have to use your own dollars to fight them off."

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