NBC, ABC Correct Story That Cohen's Phone Was Wiretapped NBC and ABC News both issued corrections Thursday evening after reporting earlier in the day that President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen had his phone wiretapped by federal investigators. The networks clarified that Cohen had not been wiretapped. NBC first reported that “Cohen's phone lines had been wiretapped, meaning a judge had given investigators approval to listen to phone calls. However, after three senior U.S. officials disputed that report, the network issued a correction. The officials said the monitoring of Cohen’s calls was limited to a log of calls which simply monitors incoming and outgoing calls to a number rather than listening in on them. The difference between a wiretap of conversations, and metadata regarding incoming and outgoing calls, is enormous. This "wiretap" story was no small thing. It was a huge thing. But once again, it's shown the MSM has spread disinformation and fueled massive speculation and response from the usual sources. Many threads were created on this site regarding this false story from NBC and others. Is there any doubt about the collapse of the 4th Estate, or is this just an honest mistake, and there is nothing to see here?