US President Donald Trump stands by Barack Obama 'Wiretap Accusation': White…

US President Donald Trump stands by Barack Obama 'Wiretap Accusation': White…

"I think we're going to have negotiation", he told Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

Asked about it at the press conference, Trump said, "All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television".

But White House officials, who also requested anonymity, said Spicer had offered no regret to the ambassador.

On the "Fox & Friends" program, Napolitano, a political commentator and former New Jersey judge, said that rather than ordering U.S. agencies to spy on Trump, Obama obtained transcripts of Trump's conversations from Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, the equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, which monitors overseas electronic communications.

In a rare public statement, the GCHQ called the allegations "nonsense", adding, "They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored".

The US president has accused Obama of ordering wiretaps at his Trump Tower in NY, but two weeks after the extraordinary claim, he has not delivered any evidence.

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a statement they saw "no indications" of surveillance at Trump Tower in NY as the president claimed in Twitter posts on March 4. "He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the Central Intelligence Agency. he used GCHQ, '" Spicer told journalists.

"I see no indication that that's true and so it's not a charge I would have ever made".

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the last British coalition government, described Spicer's repetition of the claims as "shameful" and said Trump was "compromising the vital United Kingdom -U.S. security relationship to try to cover his own embarrassment". The agency rarely comments on specific operations, and nearly never in such blunt terms. That drew complaints from the British government, and statement from their spy agency denying the claim.

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said on Friday that the network had "no evidence" that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election.

May's spokesman argued this pact precluded the kind of spying alleged by Napolitano, saying: "I would add as a matter of fact that under the "Five Eyes" intelligence agreement, we can not use each other's capabilities to circumvent the law".

"If this bill were flawless, if it was the greatest thing for Democrats and Republicans, we wouldn't get one Democrat vote", he claimed, saying the opposition party was "selfish" and displayed "stupidity". "At least we have something in common, perhaps", Trump said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they've seen no evidence of Trump's accusation that he was wiretapped past year by his predecessor. The senators statement also addresses Trump's more recent statement that he was not merely speaking about wiretapping specifically.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers will testify and are expected to field questions on Trump's wiretap claim.

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania said there is no evidence or proof of Trump's claim and "he should simply retract it and move on".

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