The UK plans to respond if Attorney General William Barr contacts his investigation into the origin of the investigation into President Donald Trump in Russia, an official said Thursday.
& # 39; If we get that request clear, we will consider it. The US is an ally and we want to be helpful, & said a British official prior to Trump's state visit there next week.
& # 39; The US is a good ally. If the Attorney General wants to talk to us about this, I am sure we would respond constructively, & # 39; added the person, repeatedly relying on diplomatic language that stopped a promise of active participation in a behavioral investigation, has already denied his intelligence headquarters.
The United Kingdom would like to assist Attorney General William Barr in his investigation into the origin of the investigation into President Donald Trump in Russia, said a British official,
Trump has threatened to raise this issue when he meets the departing British Prime Minister Theresa May in the UK next week
The president threatened to bring the issue to Prime Minister Theresa May when the two leaders met on Tuesday.
Such a movement can prove to be diplomatically difficult during a long-delayed visit, where Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth.
Trump has repeatedly claimed – without evidence – that the United Kingdom, one of America's closest allies, was helping President Obama's government spy on his 2016 presidential campaign.
Barr investigates allegations that the Trump campaign was being spied on.
The UK played down possible concerns about the president during this three-day state visit.
& # 39; We have heard what the President said and if he has raised it, that is fine and we will answer, & # 39; said a British official.
& # 39; We have nothing to hide in this area, & # 39; said the person. & # 39; This is not exactly about us. & # 39;
Trump said last Friday that he wants Barr to conduct his investigations into the espionage allegations worldwide and to investigate the events in Britain, Australia and Ukraine.
& # 39; It was an attempted coup or an attempt to bring down the President of the United States. It should never happen to anyone else, & Trump frowned as he left the White House for a state visit to Japan.
He explained his order to grant the declassification authority Barr and to order the intelligence community to cooperate.
& # 39; I have released everything. He can look, & said Trump.
& # 39; I hope he looks at the UK and I hope he looks at Australia. And I hope he looks at Ukraine. I hope he looks at everything. Because there was a hoax in our country, & said Trump.
The president added that he could personally raise the issue in May during his upcoming trip to Britain, France and Ireland.
& # 39; I can talk about that very well. Yes, there is word and rumor that the FBI and others were involved, the CIA were involved with the UK, which had to do with the Russian hoax, and I can talk about that very well, & Trump said Friday .
His earlier claims from U.K. targeted espionage have brought furious reactions from the American ally.
The British intelligence service calls the claim & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;.
The United Kingdom is a member of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance, which is also composed of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Trump said he wants to ask Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate his investigation of the Russian probe worldwide and to investigate events in Britain, Australia and Ukraine
President Trump and Prime Minister May – seen together at Checkers in November last year – meet next Tuesday during the President's state visit
The group has agreed not to spy on each other.
At the end of April, Trump reiterated his unverified indictment that the United Kingdom was spying on his campaign against the 2016 president – an indictment that the United Kingdom rejected.
The president led a claim from former CIA analyst Larry Johnson on the conservative One America News Network.
& # 39; Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses the British intelligence service of helping Obama Administration Spy with the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign. & # 39; & # 39; @OANN WOW! It is now only a matter of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!, He tweeted.
Johnson claimed a long time ago that the British helped Obama's help spy on Trump.
When Trump raised the issue on Twitter last month, the UK government communication headquarters published a rare statement: & # 39; the allegations GCHQ was asked to & # 39; wire tapping & # 39; against the then-president-elect are nonsense. They are completely ridiculous and must be ignored. & # 39;
Trump made his claim in April shortly after the state visit to the UK was announced.
When asked if May feared that Trump's tweet would sour his trip to Britain, & # 39 ;, said the prime minister's official spokesman: & # 39; No. The United States and the United Kingdom are long-standing partners. We do more together than any of the two countries in the world.
& # 39; We share information that we do not share with other allies. That unparalleled exchange of information between our countries has undoubtedly saved British lives.
& # 39; A state visit is an opportunity to strengthen our ties. & # 39;
In April, President Donald Trump reiterated the claim that the British secret service helped former President Barack Obama spy on his 2016 campaign
The president granted Barr enormous powers to investigate allegations of his campaign and how the Russian probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller began.
Barr has assigned a federal chief prosecutor in Connecticut to investigate the origin of the investigation in Russia in what is the third known investigation into the opening of the FBI probe.
There are foreign links with the government's investigation into the role that Russia played in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Australian intelligence officers told the FBI that George Papadopoulos, assistant to the Trump campaign, knew that the Russians would have harmful emails from Democrats that could affect the election.
Papadopoulos told the Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom in May 2016 and Aussie officials passed the information on to the United States after Wikileaks started publishing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee in July.
And it was the former British spy Christopher Steele who wrote the now infamous Steele file, claiming that the Russians are blackmailing Trump.
It is unverified information that Trump has denied.
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