News Exercise #181

1. What was Merkel’s opening comment in the press conference?
She said that it was much better to talk to one another and not about one another.
2. What was Trump’s explanation for the origin of the claim that Obama’s administration had tapped Trump Tower phones?
He said that he had heard something about it on Fox News, reported by a lawyer.
3. According to US officials, which US agencies were definitely not involved, and which outside agency may have been involved?
They said that Obama’s administration hadn’t used the NSA, the CIA, the FBI nor the DOJ. They said that they had used the GCHQ, the British intelligence agency.

Answers:
1. What was Merkel’s opening comment in the press conference?
She said that it was much better to talk to one another and not about one another.
2. What was Trump’s explanation for the origin of the claim that Obama’s administration had tapped Trump Tower phones?
He said that he had heard something about it on Fox News, reported by a lawyer.
3. According to US officials, which US agencies were definitely not involved, and which outside agency may have been involved?
They said that Obama’s administration hadn’t used the NSA, the CIA, the FBI nor the DOJ. They said that they had used the GCHQ, the British intelligence agency.

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