In his first appearance on Fox News since his benching two weeks ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Wednesday that he is standing by his claim that the Obama administration used the British intelligence service, GCHQ, to surveil on the Trump campaign.
When asked by host Bill Hemmer if he still stands by his previous allegation, Napolitano replied, “Yes, I do stand by the initial claim. And the sources stand by it.”
Earlier this month, the network’s senior judicial analyst claimed his “intelligence sources” told him that Obama bypassed the chain of command to ensure he leaves no trace of his spying on Trump.
The Daily Caller reports:
Napolitano wrote in a column March 16, “Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls.”
He emphasized the need to inform the public as he expects a great debate about the government’s surveillance authority as most of it will expire in the fall.
“The more the American public knows about this, the more informed they are and Congress’s decisions will be,” the judge said.