Judge Napolitano on John Brennan’s ‘Vicious’ Response to Trump: He Does Not Want His Own Behavior Exposed


Fox News chief judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano reacted on Monday morning to reports the the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign in 2016, and suggested former CIA director John Brennan is trying to cover up his own agency’s behavior.

After watching a clip of Rep. Devin Nunes saying that taxpayer funded FBI surveillance of a political campaign would “cross a red line,” Napolitano told Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business, “I could not agree with him more.”

“We may be on precipice of exposing a very, very extraordinary political use of intelligence and law enforcement by the Obama Administration,” Napolitano said. The analyst also pointed out that to investigate someone on the Trump campaign would require “articulable suspicion,” which has “a rather low threshold.”

Bartiromo then posited that Obama “politicized all of his agencies” and that “the DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the CIA, they were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”

Napolitano followed that comment up by speculating as to why John Brennan, the former CIA director, has been so blistering in his criticisms of Trump — particularly of the president’s latest call to investigate the FBI’s alleged informant.

“One of the reasons, I think, that John Brennan’s tweet was so vicious in tone, was because he does not want this behavior exposed,” Napolitano said. “He probably was behind it — and in fairness to him, it went on long before he got there and will go on long after he is gone.”

Napolitano went on to compliment Trump for his “self-restraint,” noting this is the first time he’s ordered his Justice Department to do anything.

Watch above, via Fox Business Network.

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