Fox News has reportedly taken Judge Andrew Napolitano off the air after he reported that England may have spied on Trump Tower for the Obama administration.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it’s not clear when Napolitano — the network’s senior judicial analyst — will return to the air.
After President Donald Trump wrote 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.
He reiterated his idea in a column last Thursday, saying England’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has access to NSA computers and “most likely provided [former President Barack] Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls.”
On Friday, Fox News reported that it could not verify Napolitano’s claim. Immediately after that 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.”
FBI director James Comey was asked about whether Trump Tower was wiretapped during his Monday appearance on Capitol Hill, and he said there was “no information” to support the claim.