Former FBI Official Warns Giuliani: "I Smell A Wire Tap"

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“WATCH: "When the indictment itself says that this conspiracy involved others known and unknown, there are others that are being investigated... When I read this indictment... I smell not only human informants but I also smell a wiretap" - @FrankFigliuzzi1 w/ @NicolleDWallace https://t.co/Wv1fy1ioUc”

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"I smell not only human informants, but I also smell a wiretap or some form of electronic surveillance.”

The details trickling out seemingly by the house this week about two Soviet-born associates of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani indicate that federal investigators likely employed wire taps, according to a former FBI official.

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi discussed allegations against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman on MSNBC, RawStory reported.

“Today two associates of Rudy Giuliani — the president’s Shadow Secretary of State when it comes to U.S./Ukrainian relations — were indicted,” host Nicolle Wallace began.

Reading from a Wall Street Journal report, she continued: “The men were charged with four counts, including conspiracy, falsification of records and lying to the Federal Election Commission about their political donations, according to the indictment.”

She also noted that during a press conference, federal prosecutors “left the distinct impression that it could be sprawling and ongoing.”

“When the indictment itself says that this conspiracy involved others known and unknown, there are others that are being investigated and likely may be charged,” Figliuzzi said.

“And I would warn all of these people — including Rudy Giuliani — that when I read this indictment and the level of detail and specificity, I smell not only human informants, but I also smell a wiretap or some form of electronic surveillance.”

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