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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:31 AM

 

US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower

Source: Telegraph

The US has made a formal apology to Britain after the White House accused GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump in the White House.

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.

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."

Intelligence sources told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims. "The apology came direct from them," a source said.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/us-makes-formal-apology-britain-white-house-accuses-gchq-wiretapping/



Once again-- great job, conservatives

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Reply US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
fountainofyouth Mar 2017 #1
harun Mar 2017 #17
cstanleytech Mar 2017 #19
fountainofyouth Mar 2017 #31
Botany Mar 2017 #2
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #3
Botany Mar 2017 #6
Mc Mike Mar 2017 #5
George II Mar 2017 #9
Botany Mar 2017 #11
msanthrope Mar 2017 #13
MgtPA Mar 2017 #16
Mc Mike Mar 2017 #4
riversedge Mar 2017 #7
George II Mar 2017 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2017 #10
ginnyinWI Mar 2017 #18
Javaman Mar 2017 #12
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #14
dalton99a Mar 2017 #24
lagomorph777 Mar 2017 #15
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #20
lagomorph777 Mar 2017 #25
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #30
sinkingfeeling Mar 2017 #21
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #22
Grins Mar 2017 #23
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #26
lanlady Mar 2017 #27
truthisfreedom Mar 2017 #28
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #29
Sunlei Mar 2017 #32

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:33 AM

1. He never learns that there are consequences to making shit up n/t

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:11 AM

17. He's never had a job before where lying and making shit up was a bad thing. Now

not so much.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 10:13 AM

19. Thats not the issue, its that he doesnt care about consequences because he has never had to suffer

from them from his decisions as he always plays the victim even when most of the time he is the perp and the victims are the one he either gropes or screws over out of money he owes.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 04:35 PM

31. All true

It helps when you can convince shady foreign oligarchs to bankroll a lavish lifestyle for you.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:35 AM

2. Damn and i thought Obama had hired Sean Connery to move against Trump

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:36 AM

3. LOL! That would've been awesome

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:39 AM

6. If the O-man was hiring British secret agents I wanted him to bring the best

Bring on Connery

no Roger Moores, Pierce Borsans, and all the other lesser bonds.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:39 AM

5. Moved on him like a bitch. nt

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:46 AM

9. trump wanted Sean Connery in his administration, all he got was Sean Spicer!

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:49 AM

11. Trump couldn't even get George Lazenby

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:29 AM

13. Hey...Lazenby wasn't bad in that kilt. nt

 

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:02 AM

16. Christopher Foyle FTW

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:37 AM

4. Sorry!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:40 AM

7. I think a public apology is in order!! And, while we are on this, a public apology form POTUS is in

order from Trump for making that vile claim again pres. Obama.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:45 AM

8. Where's the formal apology to President Obama for calling him a "sick guy"?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 07:48 AM

10. Who made the apology? In which office was the apology drafted?

I already know where it did not originate.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:58 AM

18. it's in the article--

here: "Intelligence sources told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims. "The apology came direct from them," a source said.

General McMaster contacted Sir Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister's National Security adviser, to apologise for the comments. Mr Spicer conveyed his apology through Sir Kim Darroch, Britain's US ambassador."

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:18 AM

12. the orange menace won't be happy until he pisses off every nation in the world except russia. nt

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:29 AM

14. So Trump himself didn't apologize

he did it though back channels using lackeys as his emissaries...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:43 AM

24. I'm sure they can smell the sincerity

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 08:41 AM

15. Malcolm Nance calls this behavior "buggy."

When the target starts seeing that people know what he's been up to, he starts desperately trying to figure out how it got out. So he rips out the walls looking for bugs, has possible moles killed (a la Stone, Churykin, and Krivov), and in Trump's case, accusing anybody and everybody of "tapping" him.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:07 AM

20. I think Trump's been buggy for quite a while and the stress of the presidency is not helping

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 12:08 PM

25. Yup - he is clearly decompensating more each day.

I wonder if Putin planned for that when he installed Trump? My guess is, yes.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 02:44 PM

30. I saw one article where Putin initially had high expectations for using President Trump and then

 

later realized he was too unpredictable. But even Trump just sowing chaos and nationalism as he is doing now, helps Putin.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:12 AM

21. Where's the apology to Obama?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

22. I doubt that will EVER happen, but of course he is owed one

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:35 AM

23. Napolitano has been a well-paid in-house whore at Fox for a long, long time.

Napolitano has been a well-paid in-house whore at Fox for a long, long time. He makes just enough of an allegation without any substantiation and gets away with it. I saw him make this allegation and was immediately screaming "Bullshit!" at the TV.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 12:48 PM

26. WHERE IS THE APOLOGY TO OBAMA YOU FUCKING COWARDS?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 12:57 PM

27. Where's the apology to Obama, our FBI professionals, and our nation's intelligence community?

Un-bloody believable.

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Response to lanlady (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 01:49 PM

28. Trump never apologizes for ANYTHING. His surrogates in an emergency, but this is too politically

expedient to lose momentum on. Trump's going to ride it out for all it's worth.

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Response to lanlady (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 02:32 PM

29. Now Trump's blaming it on FoxNews. These people are unbelievably shameless assholes

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 04:42 PM

32. Merkel stood on TV earlier & watched trump evade press question about HIS international incident.

She also had to "school him" about how Germany works trade through EU management and what the EU is. On live TV.

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