A person in an Easter Bunny costume looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main eavesdropping agency on Wednesday said allegations that it had been asked 2018 the Obama administration to spy on Donald Trump after the 2016 presidential election were utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.
Trump on Wednesday tweeted that a former CIA analyst, Larry Johnson, had accused Britain of spying on the Trump campaign. Trump said: “It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”
When asked about the tweet, a GCHQ spokesman said: “The allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct ‘wire tapping’ against the then President Elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”
Reporting 2018 Guy Faulconbridge, Editing 2018 Paul Sandle