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.