Report: Lynch Tapped Manafort's Phone During Trump Jr. Meeting With Russian Lawyer

According to a tweet by former Massachusetts Trump campaign official James Brower and first reported by independent journalist and author Jack Posobiec, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's phone was tapped by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the now infamous meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya - who was let into the United States under "extraordinary circumstances" by Obama's DOJ, headed by Lynch.

The meeting included Donald Trump Jr., Manafort, Jared Kushner, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Fusion GPS associate Rinat Akhmetshin - a Russian-American lobbyist who confirmed today that he was present during the June 2016 sit-down. 

The meeting was arranged by another Fusion GPS associate, Rob Goldstone - in what is looking more and more like a deep-state setup to justify FISA wiretapping warrants. Of note, Veselnitskaya is publicly anti-Trump.

Fusion GPS, the firm behind the discredited 35 page Trump-Russia 'dossier,' was co-founded by Glenn Simpson, who abruptly canceled his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week in light of recent events linking the democrat opposition research firm to a second attempt to take down the Trumps. 

Legal?

If Brower's tweet is proven correct and Paul Manafort's phone was being tapped during the meeting - it means Loretta Lynch's surveillance of Manafort, an American, was done without a FISA warrant - as the first FISA request by the Obama administration came in July, the same month as the meeting in Trump Tower.

This also calls into question the June 27th, 2016 "tarmac" meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton, which would have come after the meeting at Trump Tower. Was Lynch reporting the results of the alleged surveillence to Clinton?

FISA Timeline

As radio host Mark Levin detailed in March (via Breitbart):

Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.

1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.

3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.

4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.

Huge if true... 

Comments

PT xavi1951 Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:09 Permalink

But Donald Trump's pet dog sniffed a Russian dog's butt therefore everyone is a Russian spy...  ... except Her Holiness the Dali HiLlary CUnton - wait, did I spell that wrong?  No, just put the L and I too close together, it's all right - who must immediately be made Presidon't before anymoar snowflakes melt and rise the C levels, I mean, sea levels due to global climate warming changes.  You must all beg for forgiveness for voting for the wrong President and not accepting the pre-selected outcome of the election it is all your fault for not voting for Her Holiness now bow down and grovel before her for forgiveness you deplorable filthy Russian Spies.  How dare you question Her Holiness and Her loyal subjects the MainStreamMedia who always tell the truth even when they contradict themselves which they never do because the truth always changes and they always know the truth and no-one else does becoz it is a special secret and you aren't smart enough to know and that is why Jamie Dimon is richer than you.

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jeff montanye My crotch itches Sat, 07/15/2017 - 22:29 Permalink

re: crotch.  could be scabies.  ivermectin is best but must be proportional to body weight.bill would bang a sunwarmed watermelon (you know it wouldn't be his first).don't let up on the dnc servers. the dnc won't let the fbi or the mueller special counsel see them.  they may have excellent stuff even though hillary wiped them down with her cloth.  that the fbi didn't push it is tell enough.  make them answer why under oath.  yes officer my house was burglarized.  no you may not look inside.  a private investigator i hired says it was the neighbor down the road whose dog house (ukraine) i set on fire last year.  go arrest him.  hurry up.

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jeff montanye Kayman Sat, 07/15/2017 - 22:35 Permalink

yes, yes they did.  they are vetted mossad likud zionist assets and have started and lost a half dozen wars and killed upwards of a million people between them to prove it.  the u.s. ship of state was sunk when the u.s.s. liberty was attacked and lbj tried to cover up the attack/make it look like egypt and allow the sinking with all hands."little 9-11"https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=u.s.s.+liberty+and…

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PT logicalman Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:25 Permalink

What?  Another one???  Are they planning on single-handedly solving the over-population problem? At this stage of the game, it seems that if you DON'T get Arkancided, you must be doing something wrong."I must still be too evil.  They still like me ..."

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Victory_Garden ThreeRs Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:11 Permalink

When one mr potato head gets kicked down and finally brought to the scales of Justice, they allsa gonna gets kicked...down!Consider that every darn well known loudmouth politician is niggardly corrupt and a satanic lucidfarie freak that is up to his and especially her phaggot arse in corruption, lies, and very deceitful evil. The money-god has corrupted most every one. The very unreal reality is that nearly every farkin one of them arseholes up on capitol hill are all liars, deceivers, and devils cark-dribble. One has to wonder why and how the country’s people keep finding these buttcrackbiters from hell to put into leadership positions. Surly, there are some truly honest people left in the whole darn country, right?  Oh yeah, tainted soros owned hackable wicked voting machines. Everyone knows that as long as they use the hackable machines, there will never ever be a real honest election.Every. Farkin. One. Of. Them. Are. Corrupted.To the Moon, Alice!  

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Unwashed Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:32 Permalink

What is the mechanics for an Attorney General to tap a phoneNot the legal authority, but the actual organizational flowchart? Did she go through the FBI? How many employees had to be involved to implement the tap? Can she bypass the director?Did she avoid the legal hurdles of the FBI compliance by going through the NSA? CIA?Do federal agencies have partisan implants who take orders from partisan officials outside of the implants' hierarchy?

Jim in MN Unwashed Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:04 Permalink

The '19 agencies' have plenty of capability.  Hell, the Treasury police or Secret Service could probably get it done.  The particulars in this case would be a fine flow chart to see though.  And what a fine day to see it.Such great times.  The Keystone Kops of communal fascism can't handle a simple builder from Brooklyn. Happy Friday.

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Victory_Garden Jim in MN Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:22 Permalink

"The Keystone Kops of communal fascism can't handle a simple builder from Brooklyn."Dear Mr Jim, the commie socialist facists that are all charctures of the rothchillian empire of dust are only created to give the owners some entertainment. Allpitted against the other not knowing they are all the same, they all tear down the world, and the builder brings it back up nail, by nail. All this ring around the rosy is about to come to a thrashing end when, The Master Builder gets here. Some call it The Destroyer but in truth, there is no beginning or end in a circle(cycle).    +

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StarGate Unwashed Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

Looks like Atty Genl Lynch can authorize a "wiretap" of any US person (Trump /Jr, Manafort, Kushner etc) based upon the following CIA internal rules pursuant to CIA law of 1947 & 1949 as amended by Prez Reagan exec order 12333:

1) probable cause (of anything)
2) agent of a foreign power involved (like Fusion GPS buddies Ruskie Atty NataliaV and Akmet-whatever)
3) after consult w/ Dir of Natl Intel (Clapper)

Link:
https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/CIA-AG-Guidel…

Of course Lynch has to prove Atty Natalia is an agent of Russian govt which she would know is NOT true becuz Lynch granted Atty Natalia the "parole" to enter USA after Dept of Homeland Security decided Natalia was too dangerous (or some other reason) to let into the country.

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StarGate FoggyWorld Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:26 Permalink

Atty Genl Sessions is a careful man.
Not likely to use unlawful bad cowboy methods to get the job done.
The Bush-Clinton-BushJr-Osbama(clintonJr) NYT-CNN-WaPo-ABC-NBC-CBS team has been in power so long they believed they could bend & break rules with no consequences.
And thus far they were correct.

Do not assume becuz you cannot see what work Sessions is doing, that nothing is doing. He's been watching the criminals manage the henhouse for a long time.
He will be careful, not cavalier.

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GeezerGeek Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:32 Permalink

Let's hope, then, that she's prepared a really good "dead-man switch" that will spill the beans in the event of her untimely demise. Good old Loretta.Lynch, Loretta.

Victory_Garden Debt-Is-Not-Money Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:33 Permalink

Ya know, theysa gonna pull a switch when the entire mob is threatened. Everybody knows that.And yes, let there be some hope that sessions is actually doing the right thing, and soon before they get the drift of Justice in pursuit and pull that switch to change everything over night just like they did on 9/11. It was a different world after that false flag event and the dirty rotten complicit lodge-mob is still at large...and dangerous like a one legged chicken that has one eye, half a beak, a switch-blade in one hand, and the nuklear push button in the other while being surrounded by 33 Right-up Men with 12 guages pointed at its ugly little pointed head saying, whatcha gonna do...babylon? 

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swmnguy Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:37 Permalink

I can't believe what patsies the Trump team have shown themselves to be.  After all that talk about The Deep State, The Swamp, the allegations of embedded criminality in Washington DC, the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration, they simply ignored basic common sense.  And filed false disclosure reports.OK, if you know you're dealing with venomous reptiles, you don't just do whatever.  You consult experts, and you take their advice.Underestimating your enemies' intelligence is really stupid.  Ask Hillary Clinton, for starters.  It speaks to arrogance at best, hubris at worst.Competence can actually be a good thing.  This Administration could use just a little bit of it.  Having a partisan speechwriter (Stephen Miller) write the travel ban, clearly with no input from an actual attorney, has had the easily-predicted result.  There's no legal meaning to the phrase "bona fide relationship," which is why the Administration can't get this past the courts.  Sure, OK, fine, the judge is biased.  But there are rules to the process.  There is an actual process.  If you observe the rules of the process, you don't have these problems.  If you just throw shit at the wall and then try to bluster and bullshit your way through, you get stonewalled.  Showing outright contempt for the process might be honest, but it's not going to get the job done.  You have to follow the rules before you can change them, if that's your goal.Governance is hard.  It's actual work that you have to do.  There are people who have a lot of experience doing it, and you have to hire them and let them do what they're good at.  They will take direction.  They're used to that.  You don't have to know all the processes and rules yourself, because you hire people to do it for you.I wonder if these Trump people do their own dental work, because they're so much smarter than dentists.  They seem accustomed to pushing people around, doing whatever they want, and hiring extremely aggressive lawyers to intimidate people into letting the Trumps off the hook for the messes they leave for others to clean up.When you're facing determined opposition, walking around going commando with your fly open isn't going to turn out well.