Its been reported by the Gateway Pundit that former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino posted a video on Facebook on Saturday in which he discussed how Trump may have found out about the wiretaps in Trump tower from the Secret Service.
Many news outlets have suggested two reasons why Trump has claimed Trump Tower was bugged. Trump either forced the FBI to tell him if the building was bugged, which would have been illegal, or Trump is lying about the whole thing.
Bongino suggests a third reason based on his own experience. Secret Service conducts ECM (electronical counter measure) sweeps, which look for listening devices and other things in buildings to make sure the president is safe and not being listened to. The wiretaps would have likely been found by the Secret Service and Trump would have been notified.
The Secret Service does ECM sweeps, electronic counter-measures, where they go in frequently and look for listening devices, radio frequencies, all kinds of things to make sure the president or president-elect is not being, in fact, wiretapped or listened in on specific phone lines.
Bongino believe it was likely that the Secret Service discovered that Trump was wiretapped a while ago, possibly even before the election, but it wasn’t until recently that the DOJ was discovered to have placed the wiretaps.
Dan Bongino has a podcast which he goes into much greater detail about the situation and how he believed it will “blow wide open” soon.