Earlier this month, Judge Andrew Napolitano was suspended from Fox News for claiming that three intelligence sources told him President Barack Obama had British intelligence spy on Donald Trump.
“He didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use the Department of Justice…” Napolitano said. “He used GCHQ. What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database. So by simply having two people go to them and say ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving Candidate Trump, conversations involving President-Elect Trump,’ [Obama’s] able to get it, and there’s no American fingerprints on this.’
This week, Napolitano returned to Fox News, and he’s standing by the claim he made.
The Daily Caller reported that Fox News host Bill Hemmer immediately brought up Napolitano’s suspension upon his return, but he stood by it.
“Yes, I do” stand by the initial claim, Napolitano stated. “And the sources stand by it.”
“The American public needs to know more about this rather than less because a lot of the government’s surveillance authorities will expire in the fall, and there will be a great debate about how much authority we want the government to have to surveil us,” he continued.
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