verb (used with object), wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping.
verb (used without object), wire·tapped, wire·tap·ping.
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The government got what it needed from a wiretap of defendant Basaaly Saeed Moalin's phone, not from the mass collection of metadata.NSA spying exposed by Snowden was illegal and not very useful, court says|Jon Brodkin|September 3, 2020|Ars Technica
After a wiretap at the home of a Civella relative produced devastating evidence of hidden ownership, the FBI moved in.The Ballad of Mitzi Stauffer Briggs, Heiress Who Lost It All in Vegas|John L. Smith|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tipped off by the wiretap, federal agents in another incident pulled over a locked freezer truck, loaded with 26 people.
After all, to get a FISA judge to grant a warrant, you at least need to know the name of the person you want to wiretap.