White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday did not apologize to Britain for citing a Fox News report that claimed a U.K. intelligence agency helped former President Obama spy on Trump Tower.
"I don't think we regret anything," Spicer said on Friday, according to CNN.
During a Thursday briefing, Spicer read a report by a Fox News legal analyst that claimed Obama used the Government Communications Headquarters intelligence agency to surveil President Trump during the campaign, reading aloud from Andrew Napolitano's statement on air.
Trump has claimed that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign, but the House and Senate Intelligence committees have said they haven’t found any evidence to back that up. The White House has offered no proof.
During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump addressed the claim about Britain, arguing that the White House was only quoting comments made on Fox News.
“We said nothing. All we did was quote a very talented legal mind,” Trump said on Friday. “You shouldn’t be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox.”