The British government and British intelligence community were furious at Napolitano and Fox News. At the time Rupert Murdoch was attempting to purchase SkyNews, which might have aided in the severity of his response to Napolitano.
“Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn’t use the NSA. He didn’t use the CIA. He didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database. So by simply having two people go to them saying, ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,’ he’s able to get it, and there are no American fingerprints on this.”
~ Judge Andrew Napolitano
Another hero in all of this is Mike Rogers, NSA Director. He did not go along with the other intelligence agencies who were collecting information on the Trump team.
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