The “investigation of the investigators” after the fallout of the Mueller report release has taken a very interesting, unexpected turn.
On Wednesday, the President alleged that the UK spied on his 2016 presidential campaign and gave the information they obtained to Obama.
Take a look at Trump’s tweet here:
Now, the UK has denied the accusation, calling it ridiculous and implying that it is a conspiracy:
Reuters had the following to say about the UK's response to Trump's allegation:
Britain’s main eavesdropping agency on Wednesday said allegations that it had been asked by the Obama administration to spy on Donald Trump after the 2016 presidential election were utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.
However, some Twitter users like Jack Posobiec believe Trump's accusation and are backing his side.
See for yourself:
Even though the UK is claiming innocence and calling Trump's allegation outrageous, Trump seems pretty confident about his claim and has repeated the accusation.
The Guardian has more:
Donald Trump has repeated unproven and unverified accusations that British intelligence agencies spied on his election campaign, just a day after the UK confirmed he had been invited to London on a state visit to meet the Queen.
The tweet also prompted GCHQ to reiterate that the US president’s claims were “utterly ridiculous”, although the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, maintained that the “special relationship” remained intact.
Trump was apparently tweeting in response to an item on the conservative cable cable channel One America News Network, repeating an unproven conspiracy theory that originally dates back to 2017.
The president had tweeted that “Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign,” and added: “WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”
When asked about Trump’s tweet, GCHQ referred reporters to its previous denials. Giving an on-the-record statement in response to a politician is almost unheard of for the secretive agency, which is reluctant to get drawn into public disputes.
“The allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct ‘wire tapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored,” the statement from the wire-tapping agency said.
Johnson was described as a “conservative conspiracy theorist”by the US media monitoring organisation Media Matters for America, which said he has made a series of untrue allegations about collusion, originally on the Russian television network RT.
Though we really can't be sure, this could be another case of Trump being right despite everyone in the media mocking him for speaking the truth (flashback to 2017 when he was laughed at for saying that Obama "tapped his wires" at Trump Tower...which he's now getting justification for.)
Watch this video from OAN with Larry Johnson about the accusation that the UK spied on Trump and decide for yourself where you believe it's true or not: