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Manafort Was Being Wiretapped During Era He Spoke With Trump Regularly

Paul Manafort was being wiretapped during a period when he spoke with President Donald Trump by phone according to CNN. (image credit: Press Sec. / Public Domain)

Paul Manafort was being wiretapped during a period when he spoke with President Donald Trump by phone according to CNN.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

Trump could be on the recordings with Paul Manafort.

The conversations between Manafort and Trump continued after the President took office, long after the FBI investigation into Manafort was publicly known, the sources told CNN. They went on until lawyers for the President and Manafort insisted that they stop, according to the sources. It's unclear whether Trump himself was picked up on the surveillance, The White House declined to comment for this story. A spokesperson for Manafort didn't comment for this story.

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