Here comes the Judge! Andrew Napolitano back on Fox News; sticks to his guns

Former Bergen County, New Jersey jurist and legal scholar Judge Andrew Napolitano officially returned to the Fox News Channel on Wednesday morning. It was his first appearance since nearly two weeks ago, when he stated on-the-air that he believed President Barack Obama surveilled Trump Tower during the 2016 election.

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer had Judge Andrew Napolitano on his show for the first time in two weeks he was banned from the station.
Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer had Judge Andrew Napolitano on his show for the first time in two weeks he was banned from the station.

When the anchor Bill Hemmer asked the popular constitutional originalist if he still believes Obama had a British intelligence agency spy on President Donald Trump and his team, Napolitano did not backdown.

“Yes, I do stand by the initial claim,” Napolitano stated. “And [my] 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.”

Fox News reportedly removed former Bergen County, New Jersey’s  Judge Andrew Napolitano from their staff of news analysts following his report that he believes Great Britain spied on Trump Tower for the Obama administration during the Trump-Clinton presidential race.

Following President Donald Trump’s message on Twitter earlier this month — that he believed the Obama administration spied on Trump Tower –Napolitano appeared on Fox News shows and said England might be the missing link.

On another Fox News show, he again addressed the Obama spy allegations saying Great Britain’s signal intelligence agency — Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) — is connected with America’s National Security Agency (NSA) computers and “most likely provided [former President Barack] Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls.”

Fox News staff  members, however, had claimed that they couldn’t prove Napolitano’s report. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said, “Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way.” Smith is one of Fox’s liberal-left anchors and correspondents.

Government Communications Headquarters provides signal intelligence for MI5 and MI6 in Great Britain.
Government Communications Headquarters provides signal intelligence for MI5 and MI6 in Great Britain.

While the mainstream news media search and search for proof that President Barack Obama and his minions never wiretapped or spied on then-presidential candidate, now President Donald Trump, a former criminal court judge from New Jersey surprised a morning news show’s audience with a shocking revelationthree different intelligence sources have alleged that President Obama was aided by a British spy agency to electronically eavesdrop on Donald Trump and his campaign.

Former New Jersey Judge Andrew Napolitano, considered one of the great legal minds in the United States, claims that Trump’s accusations of being wiretapped during his victorious campaign were correct. Although U.S. actors may not have been directly involved in doing the spying, Obama’s fellow-travelers in Great Britain used their expertise to be the President’s proxy spies.

According to Judge Napolitano, at least three intelligence sources said that President Obama went outside his chain of command by not utilizing his own NSA, CIA, FBI, or the Department of Justice.

Judge Napolitano, a Brooklyn (New York) Law School professor, said his sources told of Obama’s British contacts using the U.K. GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) for the anti-Trump operation.

He claims GCHQ officials have 24/7 access to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) database.  As a result of this relationship between America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ, by simply having two people go to British spymasters and telling them that America’s President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, and later President-Elect Trump, Obama would be able to receive it all without “American fingerprints” attached.

Employing over 6,000 people from a range of diverse backgrounds, GCHQ is part of the labyrinth charged with keeping Great Britain safe and secure. GCHQ operatives work as partners with members of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and MI5, Great Britain’s domestic spy agency.

One of GCHQ’s major responsibilities is helping to protect the UK military wherever they are deployed by providing actionable intelligence. The need to help protect the British military and arm them with the knowledge to keep them one step ahead proved to be the catalyst needed to develop Signals Intelligence at the start of World War I.

“About 90 members of GCHQ have received a campaign medal for service in Iraq, and 156 members obtained medals so far for service in Afghanistan. Perhaps more telling is the faith that the military put in a civilian organization to provide the intelligence front-line troops need to achieve their missions as safely as possible in extremely dangerous and difficult combat situations,” the GCHQ press office notes.

“With such an impressive legacy one can only wonder why GCHQ would sink to the level of U.S. political hacks trying to swindle a presidential campaign,” said former police intelligence analyst, Lawrence Patronick. “I hope Judge Napolitano will continue his own investigation into the forces in the U.S., European Union and other nations who may be aligned against a President Trump,” Patronick said.

According to several New York City law enforcement officials, Fox News came under fire by its own audience who intensely complained about Napolitano’s “removal” from the NewsCorp channels Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. It’s believed the overwhelming response on behalf of the Judge, plus additional information being leaked to watchdogs and news outlets, caused FNC executives to rethink their reaction to Judge Napolitano’s allegations.



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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