A person in an Easter Bunny costume looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, US, April 22, 201
LONDON (Reuters) – 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 was utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.
Trump on Wednesday tweeted that CIA analyst, Larry Johnson, had accused Britain of spying on the Trump campaign. Trump said: “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 the tweet, a GCHQ spokesman said: “The allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct 'wire tapping' against the then President Elect are nonsense. They are ridiculously ridiculous and should be ignored. ”
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Editing by Paul Sandle