Judge Napolitano: Susan Rice and ‘Presumably’ Obama Knew Trump Team Was ‘Being Surveilled’


On Thursday, Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano said former National Security Advisor Susan Rice‘s admission that she ordered the unmasking of Trump officials is a “huge story.”

“It’s consistent with the president’s allegations and the unmasking seems to have occurred at about the same time that mysteriously portions of the transcript of a telephone conversation between Mike Flynn, then President-Elect Donald Trump‘s pick for national security advisor and [Sergey] Kislyak, then the Russian ambassador to the United States mysteriously appeared in the Washington Post,” Napolitano said. “That’s almost the linchpin that started the ball rolling to what’s going on between the Russians and the Trump people.”

He added that he didn’t want to “bury the lead” when he said the following:

Susan Rice knew and presumably President [Barack] Obama knew that President-Elect Trump and his people were being surveilled in Trump Tower in the era before he was the president of the United States. And she knew how to take advantage of that,” Napolitano stated.

Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn chimed in and told Special Report host Bret Baier that “a lot of people in Washington” owe Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) an apology.

“When he came out with the charge that senior Obama officials were unmasking members of the Trump campaign, he was treated as a kook and he’s been proved right,” McGurn said.

Napolitano expressed that this “should be a subject matter” for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate and questioned whether the Obama administration “tried to make it look like there was involvement between the transition team and the Russians.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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