Fox News is doing their best to distance themselves from one of their own.
Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano never lets the facts get in the way of a good story.
So, in an effort to try and help out Donald Trump and his "wiretapping" story that is falling apart, Napolitano said that British intelligence spied on Trump at the request of President Obama.
Napolitano cited "intelligence community members" as the source behind his wild claims.
The White House quickly started citing Napolitano's report as if it were fact. British officials said the story was "ridiculous."
Fox News says Napolitano stands by his report, but it appears the network does not. Shepard Smith went on the air and said, ""Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary."
Notice how they changed "his report" to his "commentary."
This is a big problem for Fox News and it's going to leave a mark.
It appears that Napolitano just made up a story and reported it as fact.
How Fox News responds could have a great impact on the network as a whole. This is all about credibility and Fox News needs to get in front of this fast. But, how? And what will they do?
We'll be sitting over here like this and watching, because this could get very interesting.