U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in his Twitter accused British secret services of intention to use deep fakes to throw mud at Republicans during the 2018 midterm elections to the U.S. Congress due to take place in early November.
Previously, Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Andrew Napolitano claimed that GCHQ had spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command (to spy on Trump). He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA... he used GCHQ."
Besides, in his book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House', author Michael Wolf says that the former UK prime minister Tony Blair had a secret meeting with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, during which Blair suggested that the British had had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance and possibly even Trump himself. However later Blair dismissed Wolf's statement as a "complete invention".
At that time the British issued public comments calling the U.S. claims "utterly ridiculous" and "nonsense". This time however they will have to find a much more convincing explanation of their actions.