Fact-checking Trump's tweets: Does Germany owe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums of money'?

Fact-checking Trump's tweets: Does Germany owe North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums of money'?

Asked whether he wished Trump issued the apology Friday during a news conference where he stood by the claim, Hurd said: "He's the President of the United States".

Trump then criticized the way the media had dealt with the meeting saying on Twitter also: "Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel". (SOUNDBITE) KEN KAMEN, PRESIDENT MERCADIEN ASSET MANAGEMENT, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "For Chancellor Merkel, it's very important that trade continues uninterrupted and un-tarrified".

Merkel faces Trump for the handshake, but Trump. just kind of stares into space, ignoring her completely.

"Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!" he added.

On the sidelines of the press conference, Trump's Justice Department said it had "complied" with a request from several congressional committees for information relating to surveillance during the 2016 election.

Trump has accused Obama of ordering wiretaps at his Trump Tower in NY, but two weeks after the extraordinary claim, he has not delivered any evidence.

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Trump has provided no evidence to support his shocking allegation early this month that Obama was responsible for "tapping my phones" in Trump Tower last fall. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism".

The White House said in a statement Friday that Spicer was "simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story", according to a pool report.

The claims that the United Kingdom helped former U.S. President Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump during the 2016 election are "utterly ridiculous", British intelligence officials said Friday.

Larry Johnson outlined a complicated series of events on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, March 19th that he says led Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News' top judicial analyst, to make his explosive claim.

The House Committee holds a hearing Monday with Director of National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and FBI Director James Comey.

It's a weird, unprecedented spat between the USA and one of its closest allies, whose intelligence services work extremely closely together as members of the "Five Eyes" group of countries.

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