Many reports circulated Monday night and Tuesday morning, claiming that Judge Andrew Napolitano, best known as a legal analyst for Fox News, had been indefinitely removed from the network’s schedule.
On multiple occasions throughout the month of March, Judge Napolitano claimed that President Donald Trump was spied on under orders from the previous presidential administration. Those claims made it to the White House and have since been widely debunked.
During a news conference last week, President Trump was asked about claims that he had been wiretapped. He told reporters that it would be better for them to ask Judge Napolitano.
“You shouldn’t be talking to me; you should be talking to Fox News,” Trump said during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After Trump’s remarks, several Fox anchors, including Bret Baier and Shepard Smith, said that Fox could not stand by Napolitano’s claims.
“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,” Smith said.
Napolitano has not appeared on air since Thursday.