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3/17/17

USA Wiretap Scandal: : White House apologizes to Britain GCHQ

The US has made a "formal apology" to Britain over accusations that a UK spy agency worked with President Barack Obama to wiretap Trump Tower before the election, according to The Telegraph.

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, claimed in a briefing on Thursday that Obama partnered with the UK's Government Communications Headquarters for an operation spying on Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

ScandalThe Telegraph reports that both Spicer and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster apologized to Britain.

A White House official said: "Ambassador Kim Darroch and Sir Mark Lyall expressed their concerns to Sean Spicer and General McMaster. Mr. Spicer and General McMaster explained that Mr. Spicer was simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story."

McMaster apologized directly to Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Prime Minister Theresa May's security chief, according to The Sun.

Read more: White House apologizes to Britain GCHQ - Business Insider

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