Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations 'nonsensical,' ex-UK ambassador says
21 March, 2017, 02:16 | Author: Valerie Burke
A former British ambassador to the US lashed out at Donald Trump on Sunday for his "absurd" lies that the United Kingdom wiretapped him for former President Barack Obama.
A former British ambassador to the USA has lashed out at Donald Trump, calling his allegations that the United Kingdom wiretapped the Trump Tower "absurd" and "nonsensical", while warning that the controversy could damage the two countries' close relationship.
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Britain's national security adviser, Mark Lyall, had spoken with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his American counterpart, to diffuse the situation.
He added that "gratuitously damaging" the nations' alliance with lies without setting the "record straight would be a gift to our enemies they could only dream of".
In Fleming's in-tray will be to fix ties strained by claims made by the presidential press secretary, Sean Spicer, that GCHQ had helped the previous president spy on Donald Trump.
The former envoy further censured the NY billionaire for his "famous reluctance to admit mistakes".
The claim brought a rare public denial from GCHQ which described the suggestion as "utterly ridiculous".
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States, also helped in alleviating the tense situation between the two nations by speaking with Sean Spicer last week and, according to a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May, the White House chose to back off from their claims of illegal wiretapping.
When Trump was questioned about the "wiretapping" saga during a meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Trump said Spicer was simply repeating a media report, the Huffington Post reports. "All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television".
Trump even told the press that if they wanted to get to the truth they should speak with Fox News and not him.
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Trump made the comments to reporters as he departed his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spent the weekend. He has already accused China of doing too little to help curb Pyongyang's weapons drive.
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