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Fox's Napolitano claimed Trump was considering him for Supreme Court: report

Fox's Napolitano claimed Trump was considering him for Supreme Court: report

Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano told several people that President Trump was considering nominating him to the Supreme Court, Politico reported Saturday.

Napolitano was pulled off the air by Fox this week after he claimed on-air that a British intelligence agency wiretapped Trump Tower — a claim the White House repeated, drawing criticism from the United Kingdom.

Napolitano met with Trump twice during the transition, reportedly telling associates after the meetings that he was told he was on the short list to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

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Trump last month nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to the high school. Gorsuch was on a list of potential nominees released by Trump during the campaign, while Napolitano was not.

Napolitano told a colleague that the president promised to nominate him if another Supreme Court seat opens during his presidency, Politico reported.

Napolitano last week claimed that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was spying on Trump at former President Obama's behest.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer then quoted Napolitano's remarks while defending the president's claim earlier this month that the former president had Trump Tower under surveillance before the presidential election.

Asked about Spicer repeating Napolitano’s claim, Trump called the Fox analyst a “very talented legal mind” but added that the White House was just citing the report, not endorsing it.

Fox News host Shepard Smith denied that his network has information validating Napolitano's remark, saying the network knows of "no evidence of any kind that the now-President of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way." 

GCHQ rejected Napolitano’s claims that it helped surveil Trump for Obama in 2016 as “nonsense.”