Fox News Legal Analyst Silenced
by Stephen Lendman
Former law professor, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano was legal analyst for Fox News until silenced over allegations of Obama using Britain’s GCHQ spy agency (its NSA equivalent) to monitor Trump – meaning his phone and online communications.
Whether true or not, it’s possible, arguably likely. London’s Guardian earlier reported GCHQ “secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).”
“The sheer scale of the agency’s ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate.”
If the Guardian’s report is accurate, Britain’s GCHQ can spy on virtually anyone’s electronic or phone communications. The NSA and CIA do much the same thing.
Given undemocratic Democrat rage over Trump defeating Hillary last November, party members, very possibly including Obama, along with media scoundrels have gone all-out to delegitimize him – including by insiders leaking classified information, a criminal offense.
Citing unnamed intelligence sources, Napolitano said Obama spied on Trump, using Britain’s GCHQ to avoid leaving his “fingerprints” on what he alleges went on.
GCHQ called his claim “nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” Fox News disavowed his accusation, indefinitely suspending him.
AP News said “(a) person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Napolitano has been benched and won’t be appearing on the air in the near future. Fox had no immediate comment Monday.”
FBI director James Comey said he found no evidence supporting Trump’s charge. Saying it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
Trump said “all we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it. You shouldn’t be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox.”
Obama encouraged spying on world leaders. During his tenure, the NSA was caught monitoring Angela Merkel’s cell phone conversations, reportedly since 2002.
Obama lied saying he knew nothing about it. Numerous other world leaders were spied on, the NSA monitoring their phone and electronic communications.
Russian, Chinese and Iranian leaders are prime targets. France’s Francois Hollande, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and Mexico’s Enrique Nieto were spied on the same ways as Merkel, along with many world leaders.
Given unabated political and scoundrel media anti-Trump rage, wanting him ousted from office, it won’t surprise if credible evidence of subversively spying on him surfaces.
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