>> Just crazy, that's how the Deputy Director of the NSA characterizes the White House's claim that Britain may have wire tapped then citizen Trump on behalf of President Obama. Richard Ledgett telling the BBC news, allegations that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Trump during the campaign are quote errant nonsense.
The allegations floated by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, citing an unverified Fox News Report. Ledgett telling the BBC the claim, quote, relies a complete lack of understanding of how the relationship works between the intel community agencies. Adding that, quote, it would be epically stupid, given the risk. Ledgett, unsurprisingly, is due to retire shortly.
In a rare public statement GCHQ, said the claims it spied on Trump were quote, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored. When asked about the story Friday, the President's response was essentially retweets are not necessarily endorsements.>> That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox.
And so you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox.>> Fox News anchor Shepard Smith responded, saying the network quote, knows of no evidence of any kind that the President of the United States was surveilled that any time and anyway full stop. So far, no one in the White House has provided evidence of wire tapping, and the claim has been rejected by leaders in both parties.