By Steve Neavling
The FBI acknowledged it wiretapped Trump Tower, but it was not because of the president or his political campaign.
The FBI had court approval to monitor a Russian crime organization operating on the tower’s 63rd floor.
Prosecutors described the mafia members as an “international money-laundering, sports gambling and extortion ring,” ABC News reported .
One 0f the ring’s leaders, Vadim Trincher, is accused of laundering ten of millions of dollars from the Soviet Union through Cyprus and into the U.S.
As a result of the FBI investigation, a grand jury indicted more than 30 people in April 2013.
What’s unclear is whether Trump met any of the mafia members.