Shep Smith: ‘Fox News Cannot Confirm Judge Napolitano’s Commentary’

By Chris Ariens 

After Pres. Trump told a German reporter he “should be talking to Fox” to get an answer about how British Intelligence got caught up in the president’s own wiretapping claims, Shepard Smith said he could not confirm the report that came from one of his own colleagues.

Here’s what Smith said at the top of his show today:

Judge Andrew Napolitano commented on the morning show Fox and Friends that he has sources who say British intelligence that was involved in surveillance at Trump Tower. Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-President of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way, full stop.


Smith calling Napolitano’s reporting “commentary” is no accident. It is Smith’s way of preserving the News of Fox News, separating it from the Opinion side of the channel, which includes Fox & Friends.

“The president could learn first-hand whether the building which he lives was wiretapped,” Smith said. “All he would have to do is ask the intelligence services. They work for him.”

FNC’s White House correspondent Kevin Corke, who was at the newser, went on with Smith to talk about it: