Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims


Sean Spicer, the president’s press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday (Mar 16) evening – initially made by an analyst on Fox News – that GCHQ was used by Mr Obama to spy on Trump Tower in the lead-up to last November’s election.

The comments prompted a furious response from GCHQ, which in a break from normal practice issued a public statement: “Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

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