President Donald Trump has suggested that he does not necessarily need facts before making claims such as former President Barack Obama allegedly wiretapping the phones at his Trump Tower office. After boasting, during an interview with...Show More Summary
A bus fueled by hate is embarking on a tour of the east coast. On March 22 and 23, the “Free Speech Bus,” will be parked in front of the United Nations and Trump Tower in New York City. On the side of the eye-catching orange vessel is the phrase: “It’s biology: Boys are boys … and always will be. Show More Summary
The FBI has said it did wiretap Trump Tower, though its target was not the building’s owner. From 2011 to 2013, two years before Trump announced his presidential campaign, the bureau spied on a Russian crime organization operating on the tower’s 63rd floor. The FBI had a court-approved warrant to...
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The bureau monitored a Russian crime ring in the building from 2011 to 2013.
Erik McGregor/Sipa via AP Images Health-care justice advocates and other grassroots groups gather outside Trump Tower to protest against President Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is the second part of a two-part article. Show More Summary
Well, well, well: Almost two weeks after President Donald Trump’s tweets accusing his predecessor of wiretapping Trump Tower, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee tried to offer some support by saying that the president’s team was caught up in a U.S. surveillance net. Representative Devin Nunes said Wednesday that the intelligence community collected […]
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[guest post by Dana] But, as Chairman Nunes (and Rep. Adam Schiff) make clear, they do not have any evidence supporting President Trump’s claim that President Obama wire-tapped Trump Tower before the election. President Trump told CNN that he feels “somewhat vindicated” after being personally briefed by Chairman Nunes about this: The U.S. intelligence community […]
To the editor: Now that FBI Director James B. Comey has confirmed that there is no evidence of President Obama having wiretapped Trump Tower and acknowledged that his agency is investigating possible collusion between the current president’s campaign team and the Russian government, Congress must...
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725 5th Ave., NYC. Thanks to CaptainBringdown for the alert. There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama, and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to […]
CNN's Chris Cuomo confronted a former top advisor to President Donald Trump over why the president continues to stand by his unproven claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. In an interview on Wednesday, theShow More Summary
Leader of $100m gambling ring locked up in 5th Avenue splendor Vadim Trincher, imprisoned for running an international gambling ring with a Russian crime lord, has returned to his luxe digs downstairs from Donald Trump. read more
Manafort owns a residence in Trump Tower and has told colleagues he to continues to speak to Trump by phone.
ABC's Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk report on a verified wiretap at Trump Tower -- but it wasn't aimed at the Trump campaign, which it predated by a couple of years: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. Show More Summary
So it turns out Trump Tower was under surveillance by the FBI. But this wasn’t ordered by President Obama. It wasn’t a wiretap of Trump’s suite. And it ended in 2013. But, hey … For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money-laundering […]
Trump's allegation that he had real evidence which would unmask President Obama's wiretapping of Trump Tower was once a topic that Sean Spicer would pontificate on endlessly, but after James Comey's hearing on Monday, that has apparently...Show More Summary
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So there was an FBI wiretap in Trump Tower! Just not placed there by Barack Obama and not targeting Donald Trump. Between 2011 and 2013 the FBI had a court approved warrant to eavesdrop on a Russian organized crime and money laundering operation out of the 63rd floor of Trump Tower. Here's one interesting little nugget. Read More ?