Fox & Friends ignores expected Manafort indictment, suggesting surveillance could have just been to hurt Trump

Fox & Friends ignores expected Manafort indictment, suggesting surveillance could have just been to hurt Trump

Andrew Napolitano: "Were they listening to Paul Manafort during the campaign in order to find out what Donald Trump was going to do next in the campaign and help Hillary?"

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From the September 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Were they listening to Paul Manafort during the campaign in order to find out what Donald Trump was going to do next in the campaign and help Hillary? Were they listening to Paul Manafort because they thought he had committed a crime? Were they listening to Paul Manafort because they were looking for something with which to tarnish the future president?

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): How about this: Were they listening to Paul Manafort in Trump Tower, and does it seem more and more like the president has a lot -- knows something when he came out and had that tweet from Mar-a-Lago all those months ago?

NAPOLITANO: Yes. I think the answer to all those questions is yes. They were surveiling Paul Manafort while he was in Trump Tower, which is absolutely consistent with allegations that Donald Trump and others have made about this.
 
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): About eavesdropping.
 
NAPOLITANO: There is a below-the-radar screen thing here that I got to tell you about. FBI Director [James] Comey, while still the FBI director, and Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA, both told the Senate intelligence committee under oath that they knew of no surveillance of Donald Trump --
 
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So who’s running this operation?
 
NAPOLITANO: But how could they -- how could the FBI director not know about this if his own people had brought it about as part of a criminal investigation.
 
EARHARDT: I heard they were sneaking into his apartment while he was sleeping to go put these bugs in. Is that true?

DOOCY: What?

NAPOLITANO:  No, they broke into his house while he was still asleep, pursuant to a search warrant and raided -- they took pictures of his clothing, they took his checkbooks, they took everything. Which is extremely aggressive prosecution.

KILMEADE: By the way, every Judge [Napolitano] segment ends with Comey. It's amazing. 

Related:

CNN: Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

NY Times: With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Previously:

DOJ revealed that Trump lied about Obama wiretapping him. Fox News covered it for 30 seconds.

"Personal Gestapo," "witness intimidation," and "a witch hunt": How pro-Trump media reacted to the Manafort raid

Fox News Conspiracy Theory That Obama Asked British Intelligence To Wiretap Donald Trump Echoes RT Interview

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