Trump Defends Allegations: 'Wiretap Covers A Lot Of Different Things'

03_19_whitehouse_01

03_19_whitehouse_01

Reports from British paper The Telegraph and CNN said apologies were offered by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Britain's intelligence agency had earlier dismissed as "utterly ridiculous" the claims.

The White House will not repeat again claims that British spies snooped on Donald Trump, Britain said Friday after the United Kingdom eavesdropping agency branded them "utterly ridiculous" in a rare public denial.

'That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox.

Mr Spicer quoted Mr Napolitano as saying: "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command".

Leaders from the House and Senate Intelligence Committees asked the Justice Department for evidence after Trump called for a congressional inquiry into his as-yet-unproven wiretapping claims.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer used the allegation in an effort to validate an as yet unproven claim by Trump's that Obama tapped his phones past year.

Mr Spicer's intervention came shortly after the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a statement saying it had seen no evidence to support the US president's claim - made in a series of Twitter posts earlier this month - that Mr Obama had bugged Trump Towers.

On Friday, the Justice Department said it had complied with requests from the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees in both houses of Congress for information related to surveillance during the 2016 election.

Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes
The Jordanian military said the debris came from the Israeli interception of missiles fired from Syria. Israeli aerial defense systems intercepted one of the missiles, the army said, without elaborating.

Ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said he was "absolutely confident" the DOJ report would not back up Trump's allegation.

He added: "We have received assurances that these allegations won't be repeated and this shows the administration doesn't give the allegations any credence".

Spicer spoke to Darroch face-to-face at a White House St. Patrick's Day event, according to a British government official, who described the meeting as "serious" in tone and said it was not cordial. We aren't responsible for you believing them.

"We're talking about the president of the US". Mr. Johnson said he was one of the sources for Mr. Napolitano's claim about British intelligence.

Susan Rice, national security adviser in the Obama administration, said Spicer's claims put the intelligence-sharing relationship between the United States and UK at risk."The cost of falsely blaming our closest ally for something this consequential can not be overstated", she wrote on Twitter.

Trump has accused Obama of ordering wiretaps at his Trump Tower in NY, but two weeks after the extraordinary claim, he has not delivered any evidence. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" he tweeted.

Fox News said it could not confirm the allegations.

"But wiretap covers a lot of different things. So you shouldn't be talking to me; you should be talking to Fox".

Recommended News

  • Paul Ryan Says Health Care Bill On Track, Despite Increasing GOP Opposition

    Paul Ryan Says Health Care Bill On Track, Despite Increasing GOP Opposition

    The clause perhaps would have allayed some Democrats' fears on the rising costs under the new proposed legislation. But Trump still appeared open to some improvements to the bill, speaking in support of the ultimate product.
    Health care fever picks up heat in the heartland

    Health care fever picks up heat in the heartland

    The bill, which Trump said he backs "100 percent", faces a crunch vote next week in the House of Representatives. Chuck Grassley, and Joni Ernst, and their US representative to tell them to reject the American Health Care Act.

    At Mnuchin's First Big Meeting, G20 Shies From Endorsing Free Trade

    Again, U.S. representatives presented a perspective consistent with President Trump's own recent comments and actions. His strategy includes threats to penalize companies that manufacture overseas by heavily taxing their products.
  • Adiyanath vows to work for all sections without discrimination

    Adiyanath vows to work for all sections without discrimination

    Adityanath was credited for aiding the BJP in winning 325 of 403 of the Uttar Pradesh's seats during the state's recent elections. After the BJP's astounding victory in UP, ministers had harped on the development plan.
    Boston College women's hockey loses national semifinal in final seconds

    Boston College women's hockey loses national semifinal in final seconds

    She scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Badgers on October 14 at Cheel Arena. Desbiens will backstop UW in the national championship game Sunday.
    Teen in hospital after fighting off croc

    Teen in hospital after fighting off croc

    Mr De Paauw was taken to hospital in Cairns where he had surgery for significant injuries and is now in a stable condition. The youth sustained "extensive injuries" and his left arm was barely attached after the incident, Noble said.
  • Britain's GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

    Britain's GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

    On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he had not given Trump any reason to believe he was wiretapped by Obama. The House Intelligence Committee has requested any evidence of a wiretap from the Justice Department by Monday.
    Niagara Police searching for suspect in bank assault

    Niagara Police searching for suspect in bank assault

    The victim was taken to hospital in serious condition, but officers said she was in stable condition by Saturday. Police say he was transferred to hospital in critical condition on Friday from his home on Queenston Street.

    Michigan Wolverines vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview and Prediction

    The lone miss came in 2016 when the Cardinals served a school-imposed postseason for alleged recruiting violations. MI kept their great postseason run alive with arguably the most entertaining game of the first round.
  • Man dies while charging iPhone in bath

    Man dies while charging iPhone in bath

    His injuries were so bad, his wife Tanya at first thought he had been attacked. Richard Bull, 32, died in December a year ago at his home in London.

    G20 leaders fail to reach agreements on free trade

    Finance ministers reportedly attempted to draft new language that would satisfy the US on the question of bilateral trade. The finance ministers' meeting will pave the way for a July 7-8 summit of national leaders in Hamburg, Germany.
    Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Come Out Of The Woods'

    Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Come Out Of The Woods'

    Now there's more speculation of a return to political office as Clinton just made a public appearance in Scranton. Clinton's gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.