Is It Easy for the Government to Gain Access to User Info From Google? 'Regrettably, Yes,' Says Judge Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of the new book Theodore and Woodrow, appeared on Fox Business Network to discuss a report that stated the U.S. government made 8,000 requests to Google for user information in the first six months of 2012. Google said it complied with 90 percent of the requests.
Napolitano pointed out that President Obama was against the first version of the Patriot Act, voted against the bill's extension as a senator, but then once elected to the White House signed the second extension of the bill.
When asked by Stuart Varney whether it is easy for the government
to gain access to user information from Google, the judge responded, "Regrettably, yes."
The discussion then turned to the scandal surrounding former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, and the judge questioned why the FBI would have ever needed to access Petraeus' private email account.
"Is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency betraying his wife - not the country - a threat to national security? No."
The judge pointed out that Petraeus' affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, would have been uncovered when the CIA conducted a background check a year and a half ago, when Petraeus became CIA Director.
Watch the full discussion: