>> Britain's GCHQ, the eyes and ears of UK intelligence. According to the White House, they were behind a riot up at Trump Tower during the Presidential campaign, supposedly ordered by Barack Obama. But the spy agency seems to have broken with tradition and publicly denied the allegations, reportedly telling British media, they're nonsense, utterly ridiculous, and should be ignored.
It's a highly unusual move for the government listening post. Normally preferring to neither confirm nor deny any activity, but the severity of these allegations clearly demands otherwise. They were originally made by Fox news analyst and former judge and then repeated by White House Press Secretary Shaun Spicer who said they had come from three separate sources claiming Obama bypassed the NSA, CIA, and FBI to use GCHQ instead.
Trump's team has been keen to stress that when the President wrote wire tap, he meant broad surveillance. Either way, the list of those dismissed the allegations is growing longer.