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Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 17, 2017 09:47AM
That's correct, spreading outright, dangerous, alliance-splitting lies. If Trump had said it himself, instead of his goons, would he have apologized?

Will you be resigning today, Sean?


[www.telegraph.co.uk]
Intelligence sources told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims. "The apology came direct from them," a source said. General McMaster contacted Sir Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister's National Security adviser, to apologise for the comments. Mr Spicer conveyed his apology through Sir Kim Darroch, Britain's US ambassador.

Mr Spicer had earlier repeated claims that Barack Obama used GCHQ to spy on Mr Trump before he became president.

"He’s able to get it and there’s no American fingerprints on it," Mr Spicer said of the intelligence supposedly provided to Mr Obama by Britain. "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command - he didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice - he used GCHQ."

Mrs May's official spokesman said the White House has assured the Government that allegations that British intelligence services spied on Donald Trump will not be repeated. The Government "made clear" to the US that the "ridiculous" claims should be ignored and received assurances in return that they will not be repeated, showing that the administration does not give them any credence, Mrs May's spokesman said.
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: Ammo
Date: March 17, 2017 10:05AM
It's good to see people standing up to 45's b.s.



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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 17, 2017 11:24AM
The unofficial Trump Admin guideline:



(except for the "Keep calm" part...)
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 17, 2017 11:26AM
Seriously, at some point, they've just got to stop relying on Fox News and Breitbart for their info...
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 17, 2017 11:38AM
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pdq
Seriously, at some point, they've just got to stop relying on Fox News and Breitbart for their info...

I've got 35 years of Trump quotes that say otherwise.
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 17, 2017 11:45AM
WaPo's take:

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-- Spicer also repeated a claim, swirling around in the fever swamps of the far right, that Obama used the British spy agency GCHQ – the NSA's counterpart -- to surveil Trump. This prompted a very rare statement from the agency last night: “Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wire tapping' against the then President Elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored." Let that sink in: A top official of the United States government, on camera and from behind a podium at the White House, accused our closest ally of spying on the president at the request of his predecessor.

He did this with no evidence.

Well, at least the WaPo pearl-clutching has evolved, from the days where it was mostly about "dirty hippies and bloggers using bad words about the glorious war in Iraq".
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 17, 2017 02:22PM
But guess who's doubling down (again)?

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Trump Stands Firm on Claim That British Agency Helped Obama Spy on Him

Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials livid over the allegation, Mr. Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for, explaining that his spokesman was simply repeating an assertion made by a Fox News commentator.

“We said nothing,” Mr. Trump told a German reporter who asked about the matter at a joint White House news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel. “All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it. You shouldn’t be talking to me about it. You should be talking to Fox.”

Well, I don't know, but that's what I heard. A lot of people are saying it.

RollingEyesSmiley5

Oh. Em. Gee.
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 17, 2017 02:38PM
For it's part, Fox is in total retraction mode:

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Shortly afterward, Fox backed off the claim made by its commentator, Anthony Napolitano. “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary,” the anchor Shepard Smith said on air. “Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now president of the United States as surveilled at any time, any way. Full stop.”

Heh. Remember when Dan Rather was forced out of his job by conservative outrage over a story which was true, but which featured a forged letter? A letter that the secretary who wrote it said "that's what I typed, but that's not my letter"?

Wasn't that quaint? Ah, the good old days.
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Re: Brit Spy Lies:"Both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims."
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 17, 2017 02:54PM
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pdq
For it's part, Fox is in total retraction mode:

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Shortly afterward, Fox backed off the claim made by its commentator, Anthony Napolitano. “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary,” the anchor Shepard Smith said on air. “Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now president of the United States as surveilled at any time, any way. Full stop.”

Heh. Remember when Dan Rather was forced out of his job by conservative outrage over a story which was true, but which featured a forged letter? A letter that the secretary who wrote it said "that's what I typed, but that's not my letter"?

Wasn't that quaint? Ah, the good old days.

Smith spends a lot of time apologizing for the other 23 hours of Faux News' programming.



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