White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer
(He and his controllers all need to go)
UK GCHQ: Their NSA-type cyber (SIGINT) monitoring center
(SIGINT: Signals Intelligence)
Basic story: Trump said Obama tapped my phones
(Obama: BS no way)
SIGINT FAQ from the National Security Agency (NSA) — FYI.
Now the UK is accused of doing the “tapping for Obama says the Trump team” and again as usual, it’s based on FOX TV story... so, yeah, WTF moment for sure.
What follows is UK reaction the same as Obama's wave off to Trump, but more in true Brit charm and with style: “Piss off, mate.” (Actually, what I hoped they would have said – darn – maybe next time).
Now the rest of this story (as the late great Paul Harvey used to say) from various sources.
First, I have to say, shame on the U.S. for this and it falls squarely on Donald J. Trump – the NIC (Novice-in-Charge) and his brain dead minions (Priebus, Spicer, et al). Only one word describes their behavior – they are kind of like this gang:
The whole FOX segment here and highlights below:
“The Justice Department on Monday asked lawmakers for more time to gather evidence related to President Trump's claim that former President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower's phones during last year's presidential campaign.
“The House Intelligence Committee said it would give the Justice Department until March 20 to comply.
“Current and former administration officials have been unable to provide any evidence of the Obama administration wiretapping Trump Tower, yet the president's aides have been reluctant to publicly contradict their boss.
“On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that even if the Obama administration did spy on Trump, there may never be a way to prove it.
“He explained that the statutes allow the president to order the surveillance of any person in the U.S., without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant, but that would leave “fingerprints.”
“There's no American fingerprints on this. What happened to the guy who ordered this? Resigned three days after Donald Trump was inaugurated,” Napolitano concluded.”
Wow ... from the UK - one reaction is here in part with Spicer's short video clip and then this major update from NY Mag about UK reaction, and rightly so:
Britain's intelligence and security organization has dismissed claims, suggested by the White House, that it helped Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump as “nonsense” in an incredibly rare public statement.
Sean Spicer, Mr Trump's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday 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.
All of this is the work, I suspect, is orchestrated by Stephen Bannon and executed by Priebus and Spicer (and perhaps a few other insiders behind the scenes).
However, this latest now borders on total incompetence and utter insanity. Those three people have to go. Then this Congress needs to find the guts to seriously look at Donald J. Trump to see and take action which shows that he is not mentally fit for the office.
This UK accusation is very, very serious… people better wake up to the wild, out of control shenanigans by bunch of novices now in charge of our country, really.