There’s truth to President Trump’s claim that his iconic Midtown skyscraper was wiretapped during the Obama administration — only Trump wasn’t the target.
The FBI listened in on phone conversations and monitored text messages for two years ending in 2013 while probing a sports-betting and money-laundering ring tied to the Russian mob that operated out of a swanky pad in Trump Tower, ABC News reported Tuesday.
The apartment, unit 63A, is located just three floors below Trump’s lavish penthouse, ABC said.
“Everything was moving in and out of there,” said ex-FBI official Rich Frankel, who’s now a consultant for the network.
In 2014, the apartment’s former occupant, Vadim Trincher, was sentenced to five years in the slammer and ordered to cough up more than $20 million in cash, investments and property after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy.
Trincher, currently living in a halfway house and set to be sprung in July, admitted being part of a massive, $100 million operation that ran poker games frequented by A-list celebrities including movie star Leo DiCaprio and former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Earlier this month, Trump ignited a firestorm of controversy with a series of tweets alleging that then-President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” shortly before last year’s election. –NYP