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"Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 18, 2017 09:23AM
"just crazy"
"arrant nonsense"
"epically stupid"

Understand?

Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump
[www.reuters.com]
Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are "arrant nonsense", the deputy head of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) said in an interview on Saturday. President Trump has stood by unproven claims that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 White House race. On Thursday his spokesman cited a media report that Britain's GCHQ was behind the surveillance.

Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the NSA, told BBC News the idea that Britain had a hand in spying on Trump was "just crazy".
"It belies a complete lack of understanding of how the relationship works between the intel community agencies, it completely ignores the political reality of 'would the UK government agree to do that?'", Ledgett said. There would be no advantage for Britain's government in spying on Trump, given the potential cost, he said.

"It would be epically stupid," said Ledgett, who is due to retire shortly.

Current and former NSA officials have described an acrimonious relationship between intelligence agencies and the Trump administration.

Trump, who became president in January, tweeted earlier this month that his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him during the late stages of the 2016 campaign. The Republican president offered no evidence for the allegation, which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false".
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Re: "Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 18, 2017 09:33AM
Nobody who voted for Pres. Trump cares that he is pathological. Half his voters hope he nukes North Korea just to show them who is the boss.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



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Re: "Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 18, 2017 09:46AM

*400lbs.
*Basement.
*Tweeting.
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Re: "Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 18, 2017 10:36AM
I'm deeply troubled by these smug British and US intelligence folks.

They dismiss the deeply held fantasies beliefs of the American public and president at their peril.
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Re: "Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 18, 2017 11:06AM
Dangerously incompetent.
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Re: "Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump"- Reuters
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: March 19, 2017 08:19PM
All we need is for the Pres himself to lie under oath, and it's impeachment time. Oh wait, he's a Republican...never mind.
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