In an exclusive Tuesday night, CNN reported that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had been wiretapped both before and after the election by U.S. investigators.

Of course, everyone remembers the fuss over President Trump’s tweets last March alleging wiretapping of his campaign:

At the time, CNN was quick to debunk the allegations — as in, really quick.

Monday night, though, CNN reported that Manafort had been wiretapped “into early this year”:

Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

Not conclusive — you mean, like CNN’s original claim that Trump’s allegations of wiretapping were false? That sort of inconclusive?

What it yielded is another question entirely; it’s probably best if CNN takes baby steps with this one, considering past performance.

Oh, and here’s Media Matters from just a couple of weeks ago:

(And yes, there will be plenty of parsing of Trump’s original tweets, accusing Obama by name of doing the wiretapping at Trump Tower.)

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