Where did we have tapping the phones - did I miss it?
All I heard was seizing phone records.
Doesn't that just mean who called who, and when?
Every telephone conversation is now being recorded. Obviously, not all can be listened to, so they are passively recorded and screened for buzz words thru special software.
When they get their hands on phone call records, then they can go back and listen to conversations that occurred at specific times of interest.
No phone-tapping is being alleged, you’re right.