GCHQ blasts Trump's 'utterly ridiculous' accusation that it helped Barack Obama spy on his campaign in 2016 - just a day after the President accepted invitation for UK state visit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


GCHQ blasts Trump's 'utterly ridiculous' accusation that it helped Barack Obama spy on his campaign in 2016 - just a day after the President accepted invitation for UK state visit

GCHQ - Britain's electronic espionage agency - has blasted Donald Trump's 'utterly ridiculous' accusation that it helped Barack Obama spy on his campaign in 2016 - just a day after the president announced his UK state visit.

The US president highlighted a claim by former CIA analyst Larry Johnson that British intelligence assisted the administration of Barack Obama by spying on his 2016 run for the White House.

In a trademark tweet, Mr Trump added: 'WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!'

However GCHQ responded by referring to a statement it issued when similar allegations surfaced in 2017 dismissing the claim it was asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president elect as 'nonsense'.

'They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored,' the statement said.

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