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 “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Fox News Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano dropped a bombshell that seems to confirm suspicions surrounding Obama’s illicit ties to GCHQ, which is roughly the British equivalent to the NSA.
“[T]hree 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 the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ,” Napolitano said.
“What the heck is GCHQ? That’s 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, ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,’ he’s able to get it, and there’s no American fingerprints,” 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, Obama’s director of national intelligence, also attacked Trump’s 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?