White House promises to stop repeating Fox News story on U.K. wiretaps
The White House has promised to stop repeating a claim that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters helped Obama wiretap Trump Tower, per the BBC. In a press briefing earlier this week, WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer quoted Andrew Napolitano, the Fox News analyst:
The claims prompted a sharp rebuke from GCHQ — which described the claims as "utterly ridiculous" and "nonsense." And Susan Rice, National Security Adviser for former president Barack Obama, tweeted: "The cost of falsely blaming our closest ally for something this consequential cannot be overstated."
Note: The Senate intelligence committee announced yesterday that there are "no indications" of wiretapping before or after the November election.