Trump doesn't believe Israel could spy on him, The Times of Israel reported.
“I don’t believe that, no, I don’t believe the Israelis were spying on us. I really would find that hard to believe,” Trump told reporters at the White House after being asked about the report.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also denied this information and noted that it is absolutely fake.
According to the Politico report, which was based on conversations with three former senior US officials with knowledge of the case, the small devices, known as “StingRays,” fool cellphones into revealing their location and identifying information by mimicking a cell tower. A “detailed forensic analysis” by the FBI was said to have revealed that the devices were planted by Israel.
Two years ago, an unknown number of devices were discovered in Washington. Their detection included locations in the vicinity of potentially sensitive objects such as the White House. But those responsible for their installation have not been identified.