BP #7 – Government Deception

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/gchq-trump-wiretap-denial/

In a recent article posted on CNN, the White House apologized to the British government for claims that the British were behind the “wire taps” at Trump Tower on behalf of Obama.

We all know that the government has gone to extreme lengths before, to cover up scandals, conspiracies, and other mistakes that could jeopardize their integrity. The allegations behind the UK being involved with wire tapping Trump Tower is just the most recent example of this government deception.

These allegations of a US/ UK collaboration to spy on Trump were made by Fox News on Tuesday, from legal analyst Andrew Napolitano. “Judge Andrew Napolitano made the following statement, quote, ‘Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command (to spy on Trump). He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA … he used GCHQ,'” Spicer told journalists.

Britain’s GCHQ, also know as the Government Communication Headquarters, is their equivalent to the U.S’s National Security Agency. After the allegations were made by Spicer during Tuesdays press briefing at the White House, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said “We’ve made clear to the US administration that these claims are ridiculous and should be ignored. We’ve received assurances that these allegations won’t be repeated.”

The problem here becomes that, either the whole truth isn’t being told or we’re being lied to about what’s actually going on. But what’s new. In the reading Ethics of Sales they define lying as saying something we know/ believe is false with the intention of creating false beliefs in others vs. with holding information.

So either Sean Spicer is saying something he knows is false with the intention of spreading the lie about the UK or he is withholding information from the public about the truth.

There are many different way the government can keep tabs on it’s citizens and saying that the UK actually tapped Trump Tower is a bit of a stretch. I don’t doubt that Obama was keeping tabs on Trump during his campaign

 

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