There are numerous safeguards in place to prevent this. ALL those safeguards would have to be subverted.
This was deliberate. People who knew what they were doing subverted every safeguard & weaponized our federal agencies against American citizens based on politics.
Our system shines when this happens even when 1 is the political opponent of the other.
The cover up of that spying attempt forced Nixon's resignation.
Not only was the spying done in this case, it likely went on for over a YEAR.
So did Paul Manafort.
Surveillance of these two = useless.
They weren't discussing RUSSIA or anything dealing with foreign stuff.
Remember, the press laughed at him, he supposedly made a 'fool' out of himself here.
Sure he did. 😉
And SOMEBODY subverted every single one of them and made it happen anyway.
And now there's going to be hell to pay.
I live under an AMERICAN Constitutional Republican form of government.
We would NEVER have gotten rid of them.
ALL of it.
And a reckoning is going to happen.
The nature of this crime demands it.
They tried to put us all under the rule of men, not the rule of law.
For that crime they must ALL pay dearly.