Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations 'nonsensical,' ex-UK ambassador says

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 20, 2017

Spicer later cited an unsubstantiated report from Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who said that GCHQ had colluded in obtaining intelligence on Trump.

FBI Director James Comey says the FBI and Justice Department have no information to substantiate President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him before the election.

On March 4, the NY billionaire attacked Obama in a tweet, claiming that he had "tapped" his phone while he was busy campaigning for the November 8 vote, further suggesting that the British intelligence was also involved in the move.

"The intelligence relationship between Britain and America is unique and precious. It is critical to our shared efforts to counter terrorism".

"Gratuitously damaging it by peddling falsehoods and then doing nothing to set the record straight would be a gift to our enemies they could only dream of".

"He should admit he was wrong, stop the outlandish tweets, and get to work on behalf of this country".

A former British ambassador to the United States has warned the White House it is playing a "dangerous game" over claims Barack Obama used Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency to spy on Donald Trump.

He denied there was any involvement by the British and said he agreed with GCHQ's assessment of the claims as "nonsense" and "utterly ridiculous".

Testifying before U.S. congress, Mr Comey said he is authorised by the American justice department to make the disclosure.

It led to USA officials making an apology for repeating the claims which had been initially made on Fox News. "So you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox".

Trump hasn't offered a shred of evidence backing up his wiretap claims.

The comments come as the Republican chair of the House of Representatives intelligence committee said he has seen no evidence to back Trump's claims. "No, there never was".

A hearing Monday before one of several congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, the House Intelligence Committee, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have shadowed the Trump administration in its first two months.

Trump's wiretapping accusation against the GCHQ may be a touchy point of contention on Tuesday when Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets with senior Trump aides in Washington, The Guardian reported.

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