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Judge Napolitano Says Destruction of Obama Legacy Possible After Wiretapping Scandal

Tweets from President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower so he could listen in on Trump’s calls. Various legal experts weighed in on this issue, which includes  Judge Andrew Napolitano, who appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning to discuss the issue.

Napolitano explained how while Obama could have legally had authority to spy on Trump Tower, revelations that he had done so could destroy his legacy because the surveillance would have been “For the most base and venal reasons: to tarnish a political opponent.”

“The president of the United States on his own may conduct surveillance or order surveillance of any person in the United States upon the filing of a certification with the attorney general,” Napolitano explained, but he noted that national security was the only legitimate justification.

“I think the political earthquake would destroy whatever legacy Barack Obama had,” he added.

The judge also explained how he believed Obama did order the wiretapping of Trump Tower, something he called “immoral, profoundly unconstitutional and utterly wrong.”

Napolitano explained that despite the unconstitutionality of such actions, Congress had given every president since Jimmy Carter such authority and that the language was “broad” enough for presidents to abuse their power by monitoring domestic political foes.