Fox News’s Napolitano: Trump’s ‘spygate’ claims are ‘baseless’

Fox News's Andrew Napolitano said late Tuesday there is “no evidence” to support President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Pawlenty loses comeback bid in Minnesota Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary MORE’s “spygate” claim that the FBI planted spies in his 2016 presidential campaign.

Napolitano, the news network's senior judicial analyst, said on "The Story With Martha MacCallum" that Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is making a “baseless” claim.

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“The allegations by Mayor Giuliani over the weekend, which would lead to us believe that the Trump people think that the FBI had an undercover agent who inveigled his way into the campaign and was there as a spy on the campaign, seem to be baseless,” Napolitano said. 

There is no evidence for that whatsoever, he added. 

Giuliani suggested on Sunday that former President Obama and his top intelligence officials were aware that the FBI had used a top-secret informant to allegedly spy on Trump’s campaign.

The FBI did use an informant, identified in media reports as American professor Stefan Halper, who met with three Trump campaign advisers in 2016: George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosOmarosa claims Trump knew about hacked emails prior to WikiLeaks release Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone The Hill's Morning Report: Where the Mueller probe stands MORE, Carter Page and Sam Clovis.

No evidence has emerged, however, that the informant was used to spy on the campaign for political purposes.

Napolitano said Tuesday that the use of an informant is “standard operating procedure” in intelligence gathering and during criminal investigations.