Judge Napolitano made a startling accusation on Fox & Friends this morning. He told the hosts that ”Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command” to conduct the surveillance on Trump.
The judge didn’t explain if these are retired or currently employed sources or if they have any direct knowledge.
Obama “didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use the Department of Justice,” Judge Napolitano explained. The former president went to the British intelligence services version of the NSA for the work – the GCHQ.
The GCHQ shares much of the NSA’s vast electronic database of signals intercepts and they would be able to gain access to records of Trump’s phone calls the judge said. It would also mean there are no fingerprints left behind.
Napolitano then added that the sources have informed him that the man who actually ordered the surveillance “resigned three days after Trump was inaugurated.”
Without names, we have to call this unconfirmed, and it’s not as wild as stories about Jeff Sessions being a Russian operative.
.@Judgenap: Three intel sources have disclosed that Pres. Obama turned to British spies to get surveillance on Trump pic.twitter.com/IghCFm7qhO
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 14, 2017
This is the full interview.