Not only was former President Barack Obama likely using the U.S. intelligence community as his personal surveillance apparatus to monitor then-candidate Donald Trump, but new sources are also alleging that Obama tapped a British spy agency to provide similar intel about his biggest political opponent.
During an appearance on âFox & Friendsâ on Tuesday, Fox News Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano dropped a bombshell that seems to confirm suspicions surrounding Obamaâs illicit ties to GCHQ, which is roughly the British equivalent to the NSA.
â[T]hree intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didnât use the NSA. He didnât use the CIA. He didnât use the FBI, and he didnât use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ,â Napolitano said.
âWhat the heck is GCHQ? Thatâs the initials of the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database. So by simply having two people go them saying, âPresident Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,â heâs able to get it, and thereâs no American fingerprints,â he continued.
GCHQ has yet to comment on the allegations, while former members of the Obama administration have consistently maintained that neither Obama nor any other White House official ever surveilled any U.S. citizens. James Clapper, Obamaâs director of national intelligence, also attacked Trumpâs claim that Obama wiretapped him.
Were they living under a rock when the Edward Snowden leaks revealed the extent to which the NSA harvests personal data and information from millions of Americans?