Sean Spicer claimed British spies were drafted in to avoid any “American fingerprints” on the alleged surveillance

Donald Trump’s spokesman has sensationally suggested British spies may have colluded with Barack Obama to covertly surveil the President before last year’s election.

Sean Spicer, communications director for the US leader, repeated a claim that the secretive Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) were drafted in to avoid any “American fingerprints” on the alleged surveillance

Although the Home Office have refused to comment on the claims one official said called the allegations “totally untrue and quite frankly absurd.”

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