A blogger and former CIA analyst says he was a source for an uncorroborated claim made on Fox News about supposed spying at Trump Tower -- but he says he didn't mean to be.

Larry Johnson outlined a complicated series of events on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that he says led Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News' top judicial analyst, to make his explosive claim. Napolitano had tried to back up President Trump's baseless accusation that President Obama had his "wires tapped" during the 2016 campaign.
Napolitano initially cited "intelligence community members" who believed British intelligence spied on Trump. During a later segment, he said his sources told him President Obama asked Britain to spy.

It's still not clear who all of Napolitano's sources were, and Fox News has declined CNN's requests to elaborate. Johnson's name emerged this weekend when Napolitano asked him to speak to the New York Times about the claim.
Johnson once worked for the CIA, but left the government three decades ago to start a consulting business. He worked as a television analyst for several years before starting his own blog on terrorism and intelligence.

On Sunday, Johnson said his phone call with Napolitano this weekend was the first he had heard from the judge, and that he wasn't "knowingly" a source.
Instead, Johnson said he floated the gist of what would become Napolitano's report — that the British were gathering information on Trump and passing it to the United States — during an interview with RT, the news network funded by the Russian government. He appeared on the network earlier this month after Trump tweeted his wiretapping claim.
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Essentially, Johnson floated the gist of a private forum and the Judge took the rumor and ran with it. Doubling down and tripling down on his way out of a job.

If you want to make an extraordinary claim like that, make sure you have credible sources. I knew the moment I heard it that it was BS but Napolitano after drinking the Trump kool aid felt it was something he need to share with his audience