Last night it became known that the Feds had a secret wiretap on Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s phone both before and after the election. Even as the public and the media desperately try to figure out who may have been caught on that wiretap, one individual is now confirming that he’s been caught in it – and he’s not taking the news very well.
Former Trump campaign adviser and longtime Trump friend Roger Stone responded to the news in all caps fashion, which typically means a meltdown: “THE FEDS WERE EAVESDROPPING ON MY TELEPHONE CALLS WITH MANAFORT DURING THE INAUGURATION AND TRANSITION.” Stone appeared to be trying to show himself as a victim, which is insane considering that the wiretap on Manafort’s phone was approved by a federal judge and everything was legal. Instead, Stone may have just made it all that much simpler for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to go after him in the Trump-Russia investigation.
Based on the timeframe of the Paul Manafort wiretap, it’s a certainty that Donald Trump himself has been recorded in his phone calls to Manafort before and after the election. Also, as Palmer Report reported last night, Mike Pence is also known to have spoken often with Manafort by phone during the transition.