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GCHQ denies White House claim that UK spy agency helped wiretap Trump

GCHQ denies White House claim that UK spy agency helped wiretap Trump
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A representative stated accusations duplicated by press secretary Sean Spicer that it assisted Barack Obama spy on Trump were entirely absurd

In an extremely uncommon relocation, GCHQ has actually rejected an accusation duplicated by the White House press secretary on Thursday that the British spy company had actually assisted previous president Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election.

Recent claims made by media analyst judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to perform wiretapping versus the then president-elect are rubbish, a GCHQ representative stated in a declaration. They are entirely outrageous and ought to be overlooked.

This week, Napolitano, Fox News judicial expert, declared throughout an interview on the network that 3 intelligence sources validated to him that the Obama administration utilized GCHQ to spy on Trump so that there would be no American finger prints on this.

Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, estimated Napolitanos claims in an effort to confirm Trumps unproven claim that Obama wiretapped his phones in 2015.

American and british intelligence companies comply carefully. Together with their equivalents from Australia, New Zealand and Canada, they are members of the Five Eyes, which all interact on intelligence.

According to files launched by the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, British authorities permitted their United States equivalents to keep and evaluate British residents web and e-mail records. And Snowden likewise exposed that the NSA paid 100m to GCHQ in trick.

Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats the junior partner in the last British union federal government stated Trump was jeopardizing the essential UK-US security relationship to attempt to cover his own shame.

Trump began the political firestorm in a series of tweets in early March when he implicated Obama of wiretapping his phones and called his predecessor a bad (or ill) man . United States authorities called the claims groundless .

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/gchq-denies-wiretap-claim-trump-obama

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