by JOSEPH JANKOWSKI 3/21/17
NEW YORK (INTELLIHUB) — Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano has been pulled off the air indefinitely after revealing that multiple intelligence sources informed him that former President Obama veered ‘outside the chain of command’ and employed British (GCHQ) surveillance agents to conduct surveillance on Donald Trump’s team prior to the election.
Napolitano has not been on the air since … .
White House press secretary Sean Spicer cited Napolitano’s charge last week when asked why President Trump continues to stand by his initial claim. GCHQ denounced Napolitano’s allegations, saying they are “utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”
Fox News backed away from the allegation on Friday when anchor Shepard Smith said in a statement:
“Judge Andrew Napolitano commented on the morning show Fox and Friends that he has sources who say British intelligence … was involved in surveillance at Trump Tower. Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way, full stop.”
Trump continues to stand firm on the idea that he was indeed surveilled despite most mainstream media outlets and some in the intelligence community declaring that the wiretap claim is false. …
In a statement read on the Fox News program MediaBuzz on Sunday, Napolitano defended his comments on GCHQ spying by saying he “reported what the sources told me, reported it accurately and I do believe the substance of what they told me.” …