White House 'peddling falsehoods over GCHQ Trump Tower spying claims'

Ex-UK ambassador to US calls Trump's wiretap claims 'damaging'

The FBI director was the latest government official to reject Trump's claims, made without any evidence, that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. He says he can't provide details about the investigation. Comey said the Justice Department also asked him to share with the committee that the answer also applies to the Justice Department and its various components.

But it was in questions aimed at Comey and Rogers that the trustworthiness of the President of United States evaporated before the nation's eyes.

Now, none of this means there was any Trump-Russia collusion, nor that there was no surveillance of Trump. He says he's authorized by the Justice Department to make the disclosure.

Writing in the Guardian, Sir Peter Westmacott accused the White House of "peddling falsehoods" after Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, repeated claims that the UK's intelligence agency, GCHQ, had assisted then-president Barack Obama in tapping Trump's NY phones. Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican and chairman of the House intelligence committee, also rejected it earlier in the hearing.

Trump has said he has no knowledge of his associates coordinating with Russian Federation during the election.

"The real story that Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information".

More news: Conor McGregor likely to take on 'petrified' Floyd Mayweather in September

The American people should be deeply disturbed by either of two inescapable conclusions: Their President is content to live in an alternate reality in which any and all news that challenges him is "fake" - including any evidence that illuminates ties between his close associates and a foreign adversary - or their President is willfully dissembling to keep those ties out of the public view.

Trump tweeted Monday: "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a awful campaign".

A separate tweet referenced James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, who has said that Trump's allegation that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is false. "This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it".

Comey testified Russian intelligence officials used an intermediary to pass Podesta's hacked emails to WikiLeaks before the election.

His appearances on Capitol Hill since then have occurred in classified settings, often with small groups of lawmakers, and he has made no public statements connected to the Trump campaign or Russian Federation.

Related News:

  • Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing

    Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing

    Asked about certain members of the Obama administration, Comey said they would be able to unmask citizens in certain situations. Accusations of Russian Federation connections have dogged the Trump administration since he took office in January.
    LS Anantnag seat:BJP not to field candidate, will support PDP

    LS Anantnag seat:BJP not to field candidate, will support PDP

    Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency seat fell vacant after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was elected to the state Legislature. Talking to reporters, Khanna said the "aim of the BJP was to add the two Lok Sabha seats of Kashmir to the NDA kitty".
    DHS Wants Proposals for a Border Wall 'Aesthetically Pleasing in Color'

    DHS Wants Proposals for a Border Wall 'Aesthetically Pleasing in Color'

    According to the contracting documents as reviewed by The Washington Times , the wall design should be of a prominent height . Garcia said, "It is counterproductive to invest in projects that will not serve the best interest of all Californians".
  • South Korea to hold presidential election May 9

    South Korea to hold presidential election May 9

    The Constitutional Court dismissed Park on Friday last week when it upheld a December parliamentary impeachment vote. Park's legal team has reportedly said she would actively cooperate with the prosecution office's investigation.
    Huawei P10 Lite now ready for pre-order in the UK

    Huawei P10 Lite now ready for pre-order in the UK

    With the recent launch of P10 lite in United Kingdom , company aims to bring the popular P line up to the budget segment. The device will be offered in Midnight Black and Platinum Gold options with ceramic sandblasted finish on the back.
    Kentucky relies on Bam Adebayo in win over Wichita State

    Kentucky relies on Bam Adebayo in win over Wichita State

    They had yet seen his play before, let alone heard his name. "We knew what we were doing, switching everything and playing high". Two turnovers in two minutes midway through the half by guard Daishon Smith hurt, although only one led to a basket.
  • Watch AirAsia flight attendant nail Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video

    Watch AirAsia flight attendant nail Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video

    On Friday, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes shared the similar 60-second video. The clip begins like the original, with Kuala Lumpur-based Assraf answering a phone call "mid-flight".
    Arsene Wenger Wants To Stay On At Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger Wants To Stay On At Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger is expected to tell Arsenal he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season, according to The Telegraph . A plane was flown over the stadium that read: "No contract #Wenger Out". "I've done the top four twenty times, it is not that".

    Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on 29 March

    Sapin says he hopes the negotiations between Britain and the European Union "can be done in a constructive manner, by both sides". We don't know if other European Union countries would agree to Britain going back to renegotiate the deal.
  • EU says it's 'ready' to begin Brexit talks

    EU says it's 'ready' to begin Brexit talks

    Meanwhile, Downing Street denied reports suggesting that ministers were considering a snap election after triggering Article 50.
    Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from Sen. Menendez

    Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from Sen. Menendez

    Bob Menendez's request to review his federal corruption case, clearing the way for his trial to move forward in September. The Constitution says members of Congress can't be held to account "for any speech or debate in either house".
    LeBron James fires back at people criticizing Cavaliers for resting players

    LeBron James fires back at people criticizing Cavaliers for resting players

    On the night, the four-time MVP was 13-for-22 from the floor, adding a team-high seven assists, six boards and a steal. And the Clippers are in the thick of it, along with the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.


Most liked

Roman Polanski wants 1977 rape case over, attorney tells LA judge
The almost 40-year-old court case centers on six felony counts from 1977 counts for the drugging and rape of a 13-year-old girl. After hearing about 45 minutes of argument, Gordon said he would consider the matter and issue a written ruling. "Mr.

Canada record two wins on opening day of Women's World Curling Championships
The 27-year-old Homan and Courtenay are joined by third Emma Miskew and lead Lisa Weagle, along with alternate Cheryl Kreviazuk. The home nation were unable to recover from the early blow as Canada came out 9-3 winners.

Paul Ryan confident GOP's health overhaul will pass this week
The changes Trump is agreeing to from the House aren't going to help those Republican senators reconcile themselves to the bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also said regulatory changes in particular could increase competition in markets.

Notable Price Swings: Gold Standard Ventures Corporation (NYSEMKT:GSV)
Gold Standard Ventures Corp on 11/14/2016 reported its EPS as $-0.01 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.01. Average price target for Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEMKT:GSV) stock is $2.29, according to consensus of 2 analysts.

Pope apologises for 'sins' in Rwanda
The United Nations has criticized the Catholic Church in the past for its failure to apologize for its complicity in the killings. Hutu attackers burned down churches with hundreds or thousands of Tutsis inside.

Royal Jordanian warns about electronics prohibition on U.S. flights
Gulf carriers Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways did not immediately respond to comment. Kennedy International Airport, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, as well Montreal and Detroit.

Robert Downey Jr. is your new 'Dr. Dolittle'
Dr Dolittle clearly has pulling power at the Box Office: with Murphy in the role, the 1998 film managed a hefty $294.4 million. Downey has starred in the Iron Man , Avengers, and Sherlock Holmes franchises, along with "Tropic Thunder" and "The Judge".

West Ham winger Antonio withdrawn from England squad
In addition to Antonio, West Ham lost centre-back Winston Reid to a leg injury, while midfielder Pedro Obiang was taken off on a stretcher after rolling his ankle.

Neymar: "One day I would like to play in the Premier League"
Neymar is contracted to Barcelona until the summer of 2021 and has scored 99 goals in 176 appearances for the La Liga giants. These are coaches any player would like to play for.

Steady Stocks Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P), Apollo Commercial Real Est
California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp by 12.2% in the third quarter. The Series A Preferred dividend is payable on April 17, 2017 to Series A Preferred stockholders of record as of March 31, 2017.

Article 50 will be triggered on March 29
European leaders have stepped up their rhetoric over the past week as the start of negotiations draws nearer. We don't know if Britain could change its mind, withdraw its Article 50 notification and stay after all.

Momentum probably with us at the moment, says Steve Smith
Not being able to take the field [due to injury] was never easy for me and then watching the opposition get big runs was hard . He always stood up for us whenever the team needed him. "Losing the toss here was never easy.

United Kingdom to trigger Brexit on March 29
Fresh calls for a second independence referendum in Scotland from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon only intensify the pressure on her.

Google Is Sending Out The Second Android 7.1.2. Nougat Beta
These will also probably be the first devices to ship with Google's upcoming Android O operating system. A smart text selection floating toolbar and gesture support are also said to be coming to Android O .

Chrissy Teigen's Baby Daughter Luna Talks for the First Time on Instagram!
Not so long ago, we made a declaration: Chrissy Teigen is the Best Person Alive and She Has the Best Dogs Alive and That's That. The famous duo took to Instagram and Snapchat to post several photos and videos of their lavish stay.