Judge Nap: It Appears Essence of Trump's Wiretap Claim Is True
Trump was blasted for claiming in March that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
According to a new report, Manafort was surveilled by the FBI before and after the election, although it’s unclear if Trump’s discussions were ever picked up.
On "America's Newsroom" today, Napolitano pointed out that before Manafort worked on the Trump campaign, he was a tenant at Trump Tower.
"It does appear as though the essence of President Trump's statement ... is true, even though he was ridiculed," Napolitano said.
He explained that it's not clear if Trump or Manafort was the primary target of the wiretaps, but it's possible that there was indeed surveillance of Trump Tower.
Bill Hemmer pointed out that Trump may have used the phrase "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower" because he was referring to "wires" that he had control over because he owned the building.
"That may very well be what he was talking about," Napolitano said. "If that's the case, he was 100 percent correct, even though he was ridiculed for months."
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