Friday, March 17, 2017

No White House Apology On Claim That British Intelligence Monitored Then Candidate Trump

New York Times: Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying

WASHINGTON — President Trump refused to back down on Friday after his White House aired an unverified claim that Britain’s spy agency secretly monitored him during last year’s campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama.

Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials who were livid over the claim, Mr. Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for. He said his spokesman was simply repeating an assertion made by a Fox News commentator.

“We said nothing,” Mr. Trump told a German reporter who asked about the matter at a joint White House news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel. “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.” He added: “You shouldn’t be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox.”

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WNU Editor: It is this story that started this GHCQ speculation .... Napolitano: Obama Admin Used British GCHQ To Spy On Trump During Campaign (RCP). More speculation is here .... How John Brennan and Some Brits Tried to Tip the Election to Hillary ( George Neumayr, Spectator).

Update: More fuel to the fire from President Trump .... Donald Trump says Fox News analyst who claimed GCHQ behind Obama 'wiretap' is a 'very talented legal mind' (The Telegraph). More here .... White House: No apology to British government over spying claims (CNN), and here .... Trump Deflects Blame for Spat With U.K. Over Spying Allegations (Bloomberg)

This refusal to apologise is a "back-track" from earlier reports in the day (see below):

UK says U.S. claims about spying will not be repeated -- Reuters
WH promises not to repeat claim that UK spied on Trump -- AP
UK raps White House over 'ridiculous' Trump spy claims -- AFP
GCHQ dismisses 'utterly ridiculous' claim it helped wiretap Trump -- The Guardian
US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump -- BBC
Claims GCHQ spy agency wiretapped Donald Trump will not be repeated, Theresa May's spokesman says -- ABC News Online
White House reassures London over 'ridiculous' GCHQ spying claims -- DW


Jay Farquharson said...

Lying Spice apologized,

General McMaster apologized,


Hair Furour claimed all the credit in the initial Yemen SEAL raid,

When it turned out to be a clusterfuck that's resulted in all other SEAL raids in Yemen being cancelled,

He blamed "The Generals".


Drip, drip, drip.

Aizino Smith said...

I saw some Jackass say how great Germany's economy was.

It is not so great and this is after Germany sluffs off its responsibilities and engages in cost shifting.

Everyone spies on everyone. The U.S. tapped Merkel. Israel spies on us. France spies on us. We spy on all of the above.

The British did not spy on Trump. Really?

It seems as though the boy that fled the big city where the minorities are and is on his 2nd wife would have you believe otherwise. Drip Drip Drip.

Yup Jay the Drip.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh you clearly didn't have an education in economy. ..if you think the German economy is doing bad in comparison world wide you need to check your brain. Of course developing countries grow faster, but they all eventually slow down. My point is about the size of the German economy given its population (gdp per capita)'s nearly 4 trillion for 80mn people. .it's a tiny country. ..only outranked by Japan China and the US - each country being many times the size of Germany (except for Japan, it's only a bit bigger).. Also debt and savings ratio is quite solid in Germany - again compared to other developed nations. .you can of course compare again country X on planet Y, but on Earth, this planet, Germany is doing quite well, especially considering that it's low crime, great public education (you could use it), great healthcare,clean environment (ie Germany doesn't need to rely on natural resources like Russia) etc etc. ..

Jay Farquharson said...

Anzino is the angry, old, impotent man who takes to the web to yell at clouds to get out of his yard, and tries to point elsewhere to unrelated things all the time to deflect from his ignorance.

During the Obama year's he was burned up that his wife wouldn't let him use the n word on the web, so he spent all his time yelling at Obama.

It must really burn his ass that either:

Lying Spice and General McMaster's had to apologize to the Brits for Hair Furour's delusions,

Or worse yet, as he completely believes Hair Furour, that McMaster's and Lying Spice apologized to the Brits for something they were doing,

Just as Bannon made Bullshit Barbie apologize to Obama's Microwave.


Aizino Smith said...

Anyone that relies on Mother Jones, the Guardian and alternet as heavily as Jay is not to be taken seriously as to knowing what is going on.

I have lawn Jay and a large property tax bill. I am not sure about you.

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