Why Fox news snatched legal analyst Andrew Napolitano off the air

Fox News has sidelined senior legal analyst Andrew Napolitano after he said former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to wiretap Donald Trump and his allies during the presidential campaign.

On March 4, the President Tweeted, “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” before the November election. A week later, Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, appeared on Fox and Friends, saying that unnamed sources told him that Obama asked British intelligence agencies to spy on Trump and his associates in violation of U.S. law. Herepeated the claim in a column published by Fox News.

Last Friday, The President blamed the rucus on Fox News. “All we did was quote a very talented legal mind … so you shouldn’t be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox,” Trump said.

Fox News host Shepard Smith, said, “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. 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, full stop.”

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.