After Sean Spicer Suggested That Obama Had UK Spies Give Him Transcripts Of Trump’s Calls, Brittain’s GCHQ Makes A Rare Statement Dismissing The Claim As “Utterly Ridiculous”.
Britain’s GCHQ has issued a rare public statement dismissing White House claims that that the UK Intelligence firm may have helped Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.
Just before press secretary Sean Spicer was due to take questions from reporters on camera, the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the panel’s top Democrat released a joint statement affirming a lack of evidence to support the president’s claim.
ABC News’ Jon Karl attempted to question Spicer about their statement and similar comments that were made yesterday at a news conference by the top lawmakers on the House’s Intelligence panel.
In a nearly 10-minute dressing down of Karl, Spicer pointed to a March 14 Fox & Friends broadcast in which Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed he had three sources telling him that Obama used GCHQ to spy on Trump.
In a rare public rebuke, a statement from GCHQ said: ‘Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct “wire tapping” against the then President Elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.’
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