Ex-UK ambassador to US calls Trump’s wiretap claims ‘damaging'


The former British ambassador to the United States has rejected claims by US President Donald Trump about the UK’s involvement in alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower by the administration of former President Barack Obama in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Sir Peter Westmacott said Sunday that the claims are nonsensical and “gratuitously damaging” to UK-US ties, as cited in a Guardian report.

“This is a dangerous game,” Westmacott wrote for the daily. “The intelligence relationship between Britain and America is unique and precious. It is critical to our shared efforts to counter terrorism.”

“Gratuitously damaging it by peddling falsehoods and then doing nothing to set the record straight would be a gift to our enemies they could only dream of.”

On March 4, the New York billionaire attacked Obama in a tweet, claiming that he had “tapped” his phone while he was busy campaigning for the November 8 vote, further suggesting…

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  • Joe Blow

    Everyone getting in line to throw Snowfake balls at the pres. It is quite evident a man who became a billionaire through his intelligence would not have blundered about something like that. He is well aware of how things are stacked against him.

    My feeling is he has directed the narrative to bring out all the peripheral stuff first..yes it has been done before, agencies have broken the law, etc. When he releases his “proof” it will be solid stuff.

  • Zaphod Braden

    Yeah, like the UK is not a foul genocider of India, China, Ireland, South Africa …………….