NSA Director Agrees It's 'Ridiculous' To Accuse British Of Helping Wiretap Trump
Source: Talking Points Memo
By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published MARCH 20, 2017, 11:49 AM EDT
NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers agreed Monday that it was “utterly ridiculous” to allege that his agency's British counterpart, GCHQ, helped former President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump during the election.
The White House has surfaced reports to that effect in the past few weeks in order to back up the President’s unfounded assertion that Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower, leading it to eventually issue a formal apology to the British government.
During a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election, ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked Rogers about the veracity of those reports, which GCHQ has dismissed as “nonsense.”
Rogers said no such thing occurred, and that “it would be expressly against the construct of the Five Eyes agreement that’s been in place for decades” to ask the United Kingdom to help spy on American civilians.
1. It's so freaking embarassing to be an American right now.
OMG, the president of the US claims our closest ally wiretapped him at Obama's request based solely on a Faux Snooze story. He doesn't even think of asking his intelligence staff that he just installed himself, about this, no, that would require forethought while drumpf just prefers to flail and yell. Did Pootie tell him to cause trouble with our top allies and Drumpf was just following orders, or is he this stupid and destructive all on his own? After the horrible way he treated Merkel, there seems to be a strong pattern emerging and the only one it would even possibly benefit is Russia. So odd.