WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeated the claims first made by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano that Obama had used the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to conduct surveillance of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"The only way we're going to deal with a lot of threats that are confronting us around the world is through alliances with our friends, whether it's NATO, Britain, or Australia, or others," Panetta told MSNBC. "And the more the President [Trump] angers our closest allies, the more he weakens our ability to deal with the threats that we are facing in the world."
On Friday, GCHQ dismissed the allegations as "nonsense."
FBI Director James Comey is expected to comment on the allegations later on Monday, during his public testimony in front of US House Intelligence Committee.