The news surrounding Paul Manafort being wiretapped under secret FISA surveillance both during and after the 2016 election affects a lot more people than just Manafort himself.
Popular vote loser Donald Trump could be in a whole heap of trouble for his communication with Manafort throughout 2016 and 2017, and it turns out, Vice President Mike Pence may also be in some hot water as well.
If you’ll recall, after Chris Christie was forced out of his leadership position in the Trump transition team, it was taken over by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. It’s been reported that during this time, Mike Pence and Paul Manafort regularly communicated.
Why is that important? Because Paul Manafort had already left the Trump campaign long before Mike Pence took over the transition, so why were they regularly communicating? There was literally no reason whatsoever that they should have been communicating…at all.
But that’s not the worst part for Mike Pence…
The transition-period conversations between Mike Pence and Paul Manafort have always stood out as suspicious, especially given the reports that Manafort’s was the one who steered Trump toward picking Pence as his running mate in the 2016 election.
MSNBC reported that the second FISA surveillance warrant against Paul Manafort began in late 2016, which is very bad news for Pence, Manafort, and likely many others.
Why? Because the Feds almost certainly listened to Paul Manafort’s transition team phone calls to Mike Pence.
We don’t know what was said on the calls between Mike Pence and Paul Manafort in late 2016 and early 2017, but you can bet Special Counsel Robert Mueller now has recordings of those conversations.