Judge Andrew Napolitano was back on Fox News Channel this morning, nine days he was suspended by the network, after claiming that then-President Barack Obama used British intelligence to wiretap Trump.
Napolitano told Bill Hemmer, “I stand by my statement on surveillance.”
Napolitano also talked about the FBI allegedly wire tapping of a staffer of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who has been charged with fraud and corruption.
Hemmer first asked Napolitano about the Obama-British intelligence wiretap claim he made on Fox & Friends, which was when he said that was his story and he was sticking with it.
“And the American public needs to know more about this rather than less because,” he said, “of 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 watch us.”
“We’ll see how the story plays out,” Hemmer said.
“I think a lot more is going to come,” Napolitano added.
It was White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who started the uproar when the day before Trump’s Merkel meeting, he scolded reporters for their coverage of Trump’s Twitter rant about Obama-ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower.
To prove his point, Spicer read a list of reports he said support Trump’s claims, including one from a Fox News Channel broadcast.
“On Fox News on March 14, Judge Andrew Napolitano made the following statement: Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command…He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI, he didn’t use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ… the initials from the British intelligence spying agency. By having two people say to them the president needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump he’s able to get it and no American fingerprints on it.”
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