US formally apologizes to Great Britain

Making allegations that either cannot be proved or shouldn’t be proved seems like risky business to me. Well, unless it is more of that 5th dimensional chess that I don’t understand.

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.”

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7 Responses to US formally apologizes to Great Britain

  1. Bman says:

    I wonder where the New York Times got their information as indicated from their January 20th front page headline.

    I’m simply confused as heck about this whole thing.

  2. C. L. says:

    I am actually starting to think Trump is playing at least three-dimensional chess with the media on this issue, and he is winning.

    If you listen, you can hear most of the media calling themselves liars. They either lied for months leading up to and immediately after the election, or they are lying now. Either way, this story has them calling themselves liars.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I am going with three dimensional chess because the alternative is that he is stepping on his dick every damned day and that is just too disturbing to contemplate.

      • C. L. says:

        That’s about where I am, too. Your comment about Trump possibly having played Maddow like a puppet got me thinking about it. I think that is entirely possible.

  3. Joe says:

    Trump hasn’t backed down on this according to today’s press conference. He has a point, mainstream news is either credible to quote or it is not. Which is it?

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/europe/trump-britain-obama-wiretap-gchq.html

    Interesting times.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Of course the evidence presented for any of this is exactly none. It is all just talk. The burden of proof, of course, is on Trump.

      The following is pure speculation…

      I am guessing the Obama Administration did legally order the surveillance of Russian diplomats. I suspect that somebody in Trump’s campaign spoke to a diplomat and was monitored in the process. Trump originally saw this as “tapping his wires” and made his Tweets. Later he got more details. Now he is in a tough spot. First, if the target was a Russian, the monitoring wasn’t just legal, it was prudent. Secondly, in order to prove he was tapped he would have to bring up the Russian thing again which he would prefer not to do.

      Again, this is just a guess but it would explain things.

  4. C. L. says:

    The part I don’t get is why people like John McCain think it’s the right time for them to be strutting around and shitting all over their own nest. There is no right time to shit on yourself.

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