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UK intel agency slams Trump for ‘utterly ridiculous’ claim that it spied on him for Obama

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British intelligence agency GCHQ on Wednesday hit back at President Donald Trump after he accused them of “spying” on his campaign at the behest of former President Barack Obama.

In an early-morning tweet on Wednesday, Trump cited conspiracy theorist Larry Johnson to claim that the U.K. had conspired with the Obama administration to improperly spy on him in 2016.

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“‘Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign,'” the president tweeted, citing a report by the right-wing One America Now Network. “WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”

In a statement given to Newsweek, however, the spy agency urged people to ignore Trump’s latest Twitter rant as an unhinged conspiracy theory.

“As we have previously stated, the allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct ‘wire tapping’ against the then-president elect are nonsense,” a spokesperson told the publication. “They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

Johnson, the former CIA employee cited by Trump, drew notoriety in 2008 for hyping up a supposed video of former first lady Michelle Obama ranting about “whitey” that turned out to not exist.


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DC mayor has massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted on street leading to the White House

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According to a report from CNN, the mayor of Washington, D.C. has directed city workers to paint a massive "Black Lives Matter" mural on a street leading up to the White House early Friday morning.

Washington has been the site of more than a week's worth of protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. St. John's Church, the site of President Trump's roundly criticized photo-op during a peaceful protest, sits along the expanse of road that now bears the BLM message," CNN reports.

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Vigilante mob traps multi-racial family in campground after accusing them of being ‘antifa’

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Police in Clallam County, Washington, are investigating an incident where a family of four was falsely accused of being members of antifa by people at a campsite they were staying at, the Peninsula Daily News reports.

The family, who is multi-racial, were trapped in the campground after someone cut down trees and placed them across the roadway, preventing their exit from the area.

After the family arrived at the campground, they went shopping for camping supplies and confronted “by seven or eight carloads of people in the grocery store parking lot,” according to Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department.

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Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’

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During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.

To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."

Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."

"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.

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