British intelligence agency denies it spied on Trump Tower

Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency on Friday (March 17) dismissed claims made by a Fox News analyst that it helped former President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump during his election campaign.

In a rare public statement, Britain’s GCHQ, Britain’s government communications headquarters, the equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, which monitors overseas electronic communications, said the claims should be ignored.

In a program broadcast on Tuesday (March 14), Fox News political analyst Andrew Napolitano said that rather than ordering U.S. agencies to spy on Trump, Obama obtained transcripts of Trump’s conversations from GCHQ.

On Thursday (March 16), White House spokesman Sean Spicer quoted Napolitano’s comment.

Trump, who became president in January, tweeted earlier this month that his Democratic predecessor had wiretapped him during the late stages of the 2016 campaign. The Republican president offered no evidence for the allegation, which an Obama spokesman said was simply false.

GCHQ is one of three main British spy agencies alongside the MI6 Secret Intelligence Service and the MI5 Security Service.

 

(Reuters)

 
 
 
 
 
US

White House reveals Trump’s tax reform plan

White House reveals Trump’s tax reform plan
It may be the biggest tax cut in history. announced a tax reform plan on April 26. The ...
READ MORE >
 

Macron’s French presidential hopes hit with complexities

Macron’s French presidential hopes hit with complexities
This year’s French election just got more complex, especially for perceived frontrunner candidate Emmanuel Macron. Macron is forging ...
READ MORE >
 

EU may lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity over fund misuse

EU may lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity over fund misuse
In a time that couldn’t be worse for Marine Le Pen, the EU has started procedures to remove ...
READ MORE >
 

Austria zoo shows off 4 white tiger cubs

Austria zoo shows off 4 white tiger cubs
Four white tiger cubs made their debut to the public for the first time at a Weisser Zoo ...
READ MORE >
 

Circus lion regains his freedom after 13 years in cage

Circus lion regains his freedom after 13 years in cage
This is a bitter-sweet story of Will, a lion from Brazil. Will was born into captivity. For 13 ...
READ MORE >