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Tony Blair Denies Claim of Trump Spying: 'Complete Fabrication'

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By    |   Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:55 AM

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that he did not issue a warning to Donald Trump's aides that British spies had them and the U.S. president under surveillance.

Blair said the claim made in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" was "complete fabrication, literally from beginning to end."

The former prime minister rejected the claim during an appearance on the BBC Radio 4's "Today" program. 

He had met with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, but the meeting was to discuss the Middle East peace process, and was not about Blair "angling for a job," he said on the "Today" show.

"I'm still very active on the Middle East peace process, but I've got absolutely no desire for an official position. I never sought one, it was never offered, don't want one," Blair said on the radio program, USA Today reported. 

"Here's a story that is literally an invention and is now half way around the world with conspiracy theories attached to it. That's modern politics," Blair said.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday also slammed the book, saying it was "filled with false and misleading accounts." 

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