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)

 
 
 
 
 

Canadian Police Probe ‘Suspicious’ Deaths of Billionaire Couple

Canadian Police Probe ‘Suspicious’ Deaths of Billionaire Couple
TORONTO—Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Trump Administration Cuts Red Tape

Trump Administration Cuts Red Tape
President Donald Trump is pushing hard on deregulation. He disclosed his administration’s achievements in reducing red tape and federal regulations ...
READ MORE >
 

North Korea Warns Country Is on Brink of War

North Korea Warns Country Is on Brink of War
North Korea's communist regime warned that it is on the brink of war. In an article published in ...
READ MORE >
 

Tillerson Urges Lull in North Korea ‘Threatening Behavior’ Before Any Talks

Tillerson Urges Lull in North Korea ‘Threatening Behavior’ Before Any Talks
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday called for a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behavior" before talks ...
READ MORE >
 

Amazing piano stairs from around the world

Amazing piano stairs from around the world
1. Piano Stairs in Stockholm, Sweden blendingpoint.com “Piano Stairs” is an interactive playful musical stairway installation created into ...
READ MORE >