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Fox News ‘Cannot Confirm’ Its Claim Brits Helped Obama Wiretap—But Analyst Stands By It

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Moments after President Trump referred all questions to Fox News regarding the claim that British officials aided Obama in allegedly wiretapping Trump, news anchor Shepard Smith said Fox cannot verify that allegation made by its own judicial analyst. “Judge Andrew Napolitano commented on the morning show Fox & Friends that he has sources that say British intelligence was involved in surveillance at Trump Tower,” Smith explained on Friday afternoon’s newscast. “Fox News cannot confirm the judge’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the President of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way—full stop.” Moments later, Fox News issued a statement saying, “Judge Napolitano stands by his report on Fox & Friends.”