Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano alleged on Tuesday that former President Obama used a British intelligence organization to spy on the Trump campaign. Judge Nap broke the explosive news on Fox and Friends, explaining that Obama employed the Brits to avoid a paper trail that would lead back to him.
“Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command,” Napolitano said. “He 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.”
Instead, Napolitano said, Obama used GCHQ, a British intelligence and security organization that has 24-7 access to the NSA database.
“There’s no American fingerprints on this,” Napolitano said. “What happened to the guy who ordered this? Resigned three days after Donald Trump was inaugurated.”
Robert Hannigan, the director of GCHQ, resigned from his job as head of three British intelligence agencies on January 23. The British media at the time expressed shock that the intel boss had quit after just two years. GCHQ told the UK Telegraph that Hannigan had left his post for “personal reasons” and had not been “sacked or subject to disciplinary proceedings.”
Yesterday the Justice Department asked the House Intelligence Committee for more time to gather evidence related to President Trump’s claims that Obama ordered wiretaps on the phones at Trump Tower during the presidential campaign last year.
Lawmakers involved in the investigation said they would give the Justice Department until March 20 to comply. That is the date the committee has scheduled to hold its first open hearing on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
So far, no one in the Trump or Obama administrations has been able to provide any evidence of Trump’s claims, but according to Napolitano, there may never be a way to prove it. Because Obama allegedly used British intelligence to spy on Trump, the surveillance was done in such a way that it left no record.
This article was updated to include details about Robert Hannigan’s resignation from GCHQ.