Claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump ‘arrant nonsense’, NSA boss says

Claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump 'arrant nonsense', NSA boss says Boris Johnson will fly to Washington this week to patch up ties with the Trump administration after a row over intelligence sharing last week that threatened to damage relations with Britain. The foreign secretary will meet some of Donald Trump’s

The Times (subscription)

‘Embarrassment’: Jake Tapper takes down Trump over wiretapping crusade

“We said nothing. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it”, Trump said. Britain was then told the claims will not be repeated, showing that the

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Donald Trump is doing Russia’s bidding by repeatedly pushing GCHQ wiretap claims, says former US ambassador

‘Does he believe this stuff, or does he just trot it out because he’s seen it on Fox News?’ Adam Withnall · @adamwithnall; 11 mins ago. Click to follow. The Independent US. donald-trump-reuters.jpg Donald Trump waves as he walks from Marine One upon

The Independent

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’

Donald Trump’s ‘famous reluctance to admit mistakes’ is behind his refusal to correct his unsubstantiated allegations, writes Sir Peter Westmacott in an unrestrained putdown. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via …

The Guardian

US security agency did not ask GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump

America’s National Security Agency (NSA) did not ask Britain’s GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump when he was running for president, the organisation’s director, Admiral Mike Rogers, has insisted. Probed on the allegations during questioning at US …

Belfast Telegraph

Ex-UK ambassador derides Donald Trump team’s ‘falsehoods’ over wiretapping

Sir Peter Westmacott says the claims against GCHQ is harming the US-UK intelligence relationship. Brendan Cole. By Brendan Cole. March 19, 2017 19:25 GMT. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%.

International Business Times UK

Trump’s Crazy British Spy Scenario Actually Happened Before in 1983

President Trump claims that the British were spying on him at President Obama’s request—a substantial charge to be making of an American ally, let alone a former president, without any proof. But do you want to hear a dirty little secret about Trump’s …

Gizmodo

Claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump ‘arrant nonsense’, NSA boss says

The claim that GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump during the election campaign is “arrant nonsense”, Rick Ledgett, the number two at the US National Security Agency (NSA) has said. Mr Ledgett said the claim that GCHQ carried out surveillance activity on …

The Independent

Britain’s GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

Britain’s communications intelligence agency GCHQ has issued a statement denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign. The unusual move by the agency came after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer cited claims first …

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NSA head calls allegations of Brit wiretapping “utterly ridiculous”

NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers called allegations of an American request for British surveillance of Trump Tower “utterly ridiculous.” He told House Intel Committee that such a request would be “expressly against the construct of the Five Eyes

Axios

Donald Trump wiretapping claims: NSA director denies GCHQ was asked to spy on Trump Tower

The head of America’s National Security Agency (NSA) has denied claims the intelligence organisation asked Britain’s GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump when he was running for president. Admiral Mike Rogers was questioned on claims that the UK spy agency …

The Independent

NSA director says British intelligence was not asked to spy on Trump

Michael Rogers testifies during a House hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 US election on Monday in Washington DC. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Getty Images. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing …

The Guardian

Web conspiracy troll sparks an international incident: How a rumor caused Trump to jeopardize the US-UK spy alliance

President Donald Trump’s self-inflicted Twitter wounds drew dangerous new blood this past week as he tripled down on his quartet of Tweets March 4th, falsely accusing Barack Obama of “wiretapping” Trump Tower. With or without quotations marks, the …

Huffington Post

US security chief denies GCHQ Trump Tower spying claims

US National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers has denied claims the organisation asked Britain’s GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump when he was running for president. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share. 0. GCHQ issued a rare …

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