White House Apologizes For Accusing British Intelligence Agency Of Helping Barack Obama Spy On Trump!
UPDATE 12:14 P.M. EST: The White House suggested Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor General McMaster did not offer an apology to British officials over the accusations. A White House official said Friday:
"[British Ambassador to the U.S.] Kim Darroch and [National Security Advisor] Sir Mark Lyall expressed their concerns to Sean Spicer and General McMaster. Mr. Spicer and General McMaster explained that Mr. Spicer was simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story."
Even the White House admits their latest conspiracy theories are rubbish.
Trump's press secretary repeated the claim on Thursday — originally made by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano — that Obama enlisted in the GCHQ to spy on Trump Tower during the election.
The baseless theory, which sounds like Steve Bannon's rejected movie pitch for Kingsman 2, prompted a heated response from the agency. The GCHQ blasted the claims as "utterly ridiculous" in a rare public statement, writing:
"Recent allegations made by media commentator Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."
Ugh. How embarrassing.
Just like a dishonest child getting caught in a lie, Spicer immediately apologized over his claims — as well as General McMaster, the U.S. National Security Adviser.
Intelligence sources told The Telegraph: