Where’s Andrew Napolitano? Not on Fox News.
March 22, 2017
Missing: Fox News Channel analyst answering to the name Andrew Napolitano.
Last seen claiming former President Barack Obama had asked British intelligence to help him spy on then-candidate Donald Trump.
Contact Fox News if found … or better yet, don’t.
It’s been a few days since Napolitano, a senior legal analyst at FNC, appeared on the network following his claim that the British had wiretapped Trump.
It’s a claim the Brits have denied, rather vehemently.
And on Monday, as the entire world now knows, FBI director James Comey testified that there was no evidence of any wiretapping of Trump by U.S. authorities, directly contradicting an explosive tweet by President Trump earlier this month claiming that former President Obama had his phones tapped during the campaign.
The head of the National Security Agency also testified there was no evidence of wiretapping.
But throughout it all, Napolitano, who Fox News usually trots out for such proceedings, was conspicuously absent, uttering nary a peep.
Benched for good?
What gives? Is Napolitano’s goose cooked?
Fox News was quick to dismiss Napolitano’s bogus allegation of British spying the very moment British intelligence heads knocked it down.
“Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of any evidence of any kind that the now-President of the United States was surveilled at any time, any way,” Shepard Smith, a longtime anchor, announced.
What made it so embarrassing for the network was that Trump cited Napolitano’s claim in a speech and then had to back off when it was knocked down, admitting he’d heard it on Fox News.
“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.”
FNC hasn’t said whether Napolitano is coming back.
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