The GCHQ, which is famously tight-lipped, offered a rare statement blasting the Trump administration’s claims as “utterly ignorant” and saying they should “be ignored”. “These nations must pay what they owe”, Trump said after the meeting.
“This is somebody who can look at classified information, who can find out exactly what occurred, and get to the bottom of things if he wants to, ” Borger said. “I just don’t want anybody jumping to any conclusion on any side of this, other than the fact that we know that Obama didn’t physically wiretap Trump Tower”, Nunes told CNN Friday.
The allegation was cited by spokesman Sean Spicer at Thursday’s White House briefing.
Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday accused the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)-the British equivalent of the NSA-of having helped Obama to spy on Trump.
In the Fox report – which came nearly two weeks later – Andrew Napolitano claimed that “three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command” to order the tap.
He also pushed back against the reporters’ question about why he opposes “diversity” in news media by making charges of “fake news”.
Mr Spicer contacted Mr Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to Washington, on Thursday night (US local time) to try to deal with the unusual rupture between the U.S. and its closest worldwide ally.
The White House has been under pressure to provide evidence for Mr Trump’s explosive claims made at the beginning of March.
Trump has provided no evidence to support his shocking allegation early this month that Obama was responsible for “tapping my phones” in Trump Tower last fall.
“I don’t believe in isolationist policy”.
Mr Trump has continued to stick by his claim about Mr Obama even after it had been refuted by a host of current and former officials.
She said she aims to do the same for Germany, but takes a different approach. He said he expected the United States to do “fantastically well” in trade with Germany. You shouldn’t be talking to me.
Burr and Warner are leading one of three congressional investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, including whether Trump associates were in contact with the Kremlin. The British press reported that Spicer issued a “formal apology” to Britain.