Trump offers no apology for claim on British spying

Trump offers no apology for claim on British spying

Hurd, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he has not yet seen the DOJ report that was sent to Congress on the wiretapping allegation, but was not surprised by its apparent contents.

Tapper tore into the White House after President Trump's "the buck stops there" approach to Sean Spicer citing Fox's Andrew Napolitano yesterday over a report about British intel agency GCHQ surveilling Trump that Shep Smith said today Fox News can not confirm.

Napolitano said, "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command".

During a joint news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump said they have something in common, being they were both "perhaps" wiretapped by the previous administration.

He added that he thought it was "very possible" that Trump or another White House staff may have been observed as part of surveillance targeting foreign nationals on U.S. soil.

The revelation about Mr Johnson's role in the extraordinary affair came as the Trump administration dismissed an account by Theresa May's official spokesperson that they had apologised and pledged not to repeat the GCHQ claim.

The US Justice Department said it had delivered documents to congressional committees following their request for information on the wiretapping allegations.

Trump's conspiracy theory about Obama isn't faring well under scrutiny, but we do know Trump's former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, made communications that were caught up in surveillance, though we don't know why.

"We will be asking the director if he has any evidence that substantiates the president's claim", Schiff said.

GCHQ has angrily denied helping former president Barack Obama to spy on Donald Trump.

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But the Telegraph is reporting that Spicer himself made an apology to GCHQ today, which is probably wise, given the fact that his "sources" were talking heads on Fox News.

In a testy briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Sean Spicer forcefully defended the president, citing news reports of intelligence collection on possible contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the presidential campaign.

Trump tweeted on March 4 that Barack Obama was a "bad (or sick) guy!" for allegedly ordering wiretaps at Trump Tower.

Nunes said his committee was still waiting for the information it requested from the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"The president has already been very clear that he didn't mean specifically wiretapping".

The signals intelligence agency's decision has chose to break this rule to issue an unusually strong denial in an apparent attempt to make sure it is not dragged into a hugely contentious United States debate.

During an interview with Fox News days earlier, Trump hinted that his tweets refer to surveillance more broadly.

"Wiretap covers a lot of different things", Trump told Carlson, finally breaking his 11-day silence on the tap topic.

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