One day after President Donald Trump accepted an invitation for a formal state visit to the U.K., he tweeted an old claim that U.K.intelligence services had helped the Obama administration spy on his presidential campaign.
GCHQ, the British intelligence service specializing in communications, immediately attacked the claim pushed by Trump on social media.
“As we have previously stated, 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,” a GCHQ spokesperson told Newsweek in a statement.
“Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign.” @OANN WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019